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 