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Course Co-ordinated by IIT Kharagpur
Prof. S.K. Som
IIT Kharagpur

Prof. S. Chakraborty
IIT Kharagpur


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This is an introductory course in conduction and convection heat transfer. The subject heat transfer has a wide scope and is of prime importance in almost all fields of engineering and biological systems. The course emphasizes the underlying concepts of the conduction and convection modes of heat transfer and enumerates the laws and governing equations relating to the rates of heat transfer, based on derivation from fundamentals. There is a well balanced coverage of physical concepts, mathematical operations along with examples and exercise problems of practical importance. After completion of the course, the students will have a strong foundation on conduction and convection heat transfer and will be able to apply the basic principles, the laws, and the pertinent equations to practical scenarios.


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Introduction; Derivation of heat conduction equation, steady state 1-D and 2-D heat conduction I


Steady state 1-D and 2-D heat conduction II


Steady state 1-D and 2-D heat conduction III


Unsteady heat conduction; Assignment I


Convection I


Convection II; Assignment II


Convection III


Convection IV


Convection V; Assignment III


Condensation and Boiling 


Heat Exchangers; Assignment IV

Basic knowledge of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

  1. Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer - 7th edition: Frank. P. Incropera, David P.DeWitt, Theodore L. Bergman, Adrienne S. Lavine.
  2. Introduction to Heat Transfer : S K Som
  3. Heat Transfer – A Basic Approach : M Necati Ozisik

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