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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Conduction and Convection Heat Transfer

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : students of BE/ME/MS/MSc/PhD can take it. PRE-REQUISITES : Basic knowledge of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics



Week 1 : Introduction to Conduction
Week 2 : 1-D Steady State Heat Conduction
Week 3 : Heat Conduction in Cylindrical and Spherical Geometry
Week 4 : Heat Transfer from Extended Surfaces
Week 5 : 2-D Steady State Heat Conduction; Transient Heat Conduction - Lumped Analysis
Week 6 : Transient Heat Conduction in Semi-Infinite Medium; Introduction to Convection
Week 7 : Review of Fluid Mechanics; Energy Conservation Equation
Week 8 : Thermal Boundary Layer; Energy Integral Method
Week 9 : Internal Forced Convection
Week 10 : Viscous Dissipation; Introduction to Natural Convection
Week 11 : Natural Convection; Condensation and Boiling
Week 12 : Heat Exchangers

Taught by

Suman Chakraborty and Sankar Kumar Som


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