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Convective Heat Transfer

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via NPTEL

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Overview

Convection is a major mode of heat transfer when fluid is attached with the source. Processes of convection are fundamental and linked up with fluid mechanics laws and derivations of thermodynamics. Convective heat transfer has its wide horizon spreading from flow over a flat plate under constant heat flux or constant temperature boundary conditions to thermally developing or developed flow inside a duct. Moreover convection theories will widely vary depending on medium flow field which differentiates forced flow and natural gravity driven heat transfer modes. Convective heat transfer takes a major role in phase change heat transfer as well as mass transfer analogies in chemical processes. Present course targets fundamental understanding of all these facets with derivations and mathematical examples.


Intended audience

It is an elective course for Bachelor students in Mechanical/Chemical/Aerospace Engineering,
Middle level managers from related industry


Pre-requisites

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Syllabus


Week 1: Different Convective Modes, Balance of Total Energy, Derivation of Thermal Energy Equation, Thermal Boundary Layer, Forced Convection: Low Prandtl Number over a Flat Plate

Week 2: Forced Convection: High Prandtl Number over a Flat Plate, Forced Convection over a Flat Plate: Uniform Heat Flux, Natural Convection: Uniform Wall Temperature, Natural Convection: Uniform Heat Flux, Tutorials on Convection over flat plate

Week 3: Forced Convection in Ducts, Thermally Developed Slug Flow in a Duct, Thermally and Hydrodynamically Developed Flow: Uniform Heat Flux, Thermally and Hydrodynamically Developed Flow: Uniform Wall Temperature, Thermal Entrance Region

Week 4: Tutorials on Convection inside duct, Rayleigh Benard Convection, Heat Transfer with Phase Change, Mass Transfer, Tutorials on Phase change and mass transfer

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