Module No 
Content 
No. of Hours 
1 
INTRODUCTION – Typical heat transfer situations, 
1 hour 
2 
Modes of heat transfer 
1 hour 
3 
Introduction to laws, some heat transfer parameters 
1 hour 
4 
CONDUCTION – Fourier’s law and thermal conductivity 
1 hour 
5 
Differential equation of heat conduction, boundary conditions and initial conditions 
1 hour 
6 
Simple one dimensional steady state situations – plane wall, cylinder, sphere (simple and compex situations), concept of thermal resistance, concept of U, critical radius.
variable thermal conductivity (exercise)

3 hours 
7 
Special one dimensional steady state situations – heat generation, pin fins
Other fin configurations (exercise)

2 hours 
8 
Two dimensional steady state situations 
1 hour 
9 
Transient conduction
Lumped capacitance model
One dimensional transient problems – analytical solutions
One dimensional Heisler charts
Product solutions

2 hours 
10 
Numerical methods in conduction
Steady state one dimensional and two dimensional problems
One dimensional transient problems – Explicit and implicit

2 hours 
11 
RADIATION
Basic ideas, spectrum, basic definitions

1 hour 
12 
Laws of radiation, black body radiation, Planck’s law, Stefan Boltzman law, Wien’s Displacement law, Lambert cosine law 
1 hour 
13 
Radiation exchange between black surfaces, shape factor 
3 hours 
14 
Radiation exchange between gray surfaces – RadiosityIrradiation method
Parallel plates

2 hours 
15 
Enclosures (nonparticipating gas) 
1 hour 
16 
Gas radiation 
1 hour 
17 
FORCED CONVECTION
Concepts of fluid mechanics

1 hour 
18 
Differential equation of heat convection 
1 hour 
19 
Laminar flow heat transfer in circular pipe – constant heat flux and constant wall temperature, thermal entrance region, Turbulent flow heat transfer in circular pipe, pipes of other cross sections 
2 hours 
20 
Heat transfer in laminar flow and turbulent flow over a flat plate, Reynolds analogy 
1 hour 
21 
Flow across a cylinder and sphere, flow across banks of tubes, impinging jets 
1 hour 
22 
NATURAL CONVECTION
Introduction, governing equations,Vertical plate – Pohlhausen solution, horizontal cylinder, horizontal plate, enclosed spaces

3 hours 
23 
HEAT EXCHANGERS
Types of heat exchangers, LMTD approach – parallel, counterflow, multipass and cross flow heat exchanger, NTU approach – parallel, counterflow, shell and tube, cross flow heat exchanger

4 hours 
24 
Condensation and Boiling
Dimensionless parameters, boiling modes, correlations, Forced convection boiling, laminar film condensation on a vertical plate, turbulent film condensation

2 hours 
25 
Mass Transfer
Analogy between heat and mass transfer, mass diffusion, Fick’s law of diffusion, boundary conditions, steady mass diffusion through a wall, transient mass diffusion, mass convection, limitations of heat and mass transfer analogy.

3 hours 

Total number of hours 
42 