Conduction and Convection: Fundamentals and Applications

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Week 1: Introduction about the Course, Conduction Fundamentals, The diffusion equation and the boundary conditions, 1-D Steady State Conduction in Various Geometry, Heat Transfer from Extended Surfaces Week 2:Heat Transfer from a Tapered Fin, Heat Transfer from an Annular Fin, 2-D Conduction: Analytical Solution, 2-D Heat Conduction in a Finite Cylinder Week 3:Transient Conduction, Unsteady State Conduction in an Infinite Slab, Conduction in a Semi- Infinite Solid Week 4:Computational Methods for Conduction, ADI Scheme and TDMA, Methods for solving Steady State Conduction Week 5:Introduction to Convection-1, Velocity and the Thermal Boundary Layers, Flow and heat transfer over a heated flat plate-1, Flow and heat transfer over a heated flat plate-2 Week 6:Approximate Method for calculating heat transfer on a heated flat plate, Heat Transfer from non-zero pressure-gradient surfaces, Internal flows and heat transfer (preliminaries) Week 7:Flow and heat transfer in a circular pipe; Thermally fully developed flow in a pipe, Turbulent Flow and Heat Transfer (preliminaries), Prandtl’s mixing length and universal velocity profile, Week 8:Turbulent flow and heat transfer in a pipe, Natural (Free) Convection (preliminaries), Free Convection on Vertical Flat Plate and Other Geometries Week 9:Introduction to Boiling heat transfer, Wetting and heterogeneous nucleation, bubble growth, Pool Boiling, Regimes of pool boiling, Nukiyama curve Week 10:Condensation heat transfer, Filmwise condensation, Nusselt analysis, Dropwise condensation, modeling Week 11:Introduction to Heat Exchangers, Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient, Fouling, Evaporators, and Condensers, Performance analysis, Logarithmic Mean Temperature Difference, Effectiveness, Number of Transfer Units Week 12:Passive thermal management, Theory and operation of heat pipes, Limitations, Modeling capillary limit, Two-phase Thermosyphons, Non-conventional heat pipes