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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Convective Heat Transfer

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


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

INDUSTRY SUPPORT :Intel, General Electric, General Motors, ABB, Nuclear Industries, etc.



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 PlateWeek 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 plateWeek 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 RegionWeek 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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