Heat and Mass Transfer

Heat and Mass Transfer

by Rajendra Karwa

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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This textbook presents the classical treatment of the problems of heat transfer in an exhaustive manner with due emphasis on understanding of the physics of the problems. This emphasis is especially visible in the chapters on convective heat transfer. Emphasis is laid on the solution of steady and unsteady two-dimensional heat conduction problems. Another special feature of the book is a chapter on introduction to design of heat exchangers and their illustrative design problems. A simple and understandable treatment of gaseous radiation has been presented. A special chapter on flat plate solar air heater has been incorporated that covers thermo-hydraulic modeling and simulation. The chapter on mass transfer has been written looking specifically at the needs of the students of mechanical engineering. The book includes a large number and variety of solved problems with supporting line diagrams. The author has avoided duplicating similar problems, while incorporating more application-based examples. All the end-of-chapter exercise problems are supplemented with stepwise answers. Primarily designed to serve as a complete textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical engineering, the book will also be useful for students of chemical, automobile, production, and industrial engineering streams. The book fully covers the topics of heat transfer coursework and can also be used as reference for students preparing for competitive graduate examinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811015564
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 09/23/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 1023
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Rajendra Karwa received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur (India) in 1973 and Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Engineering) with honours from the same university. He obtained his PhD in 1998 from IIT Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee), India. He retired from M.B.M. Engineering College, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur (India) in 2012 as Professor & Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering after a service of more than 30 years. He served as visiting faculty in Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 2003-2005. Currently he is working as Director of Jodhpur Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jodhpur. He has published about 70 research papers of which 21 in journals. He has authored two books and edited one conference proceedings. His areas of interest are machine design, heat transfer, solar energy and exergy analysis.

Table of Contents

List of Symbols.- Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: One Dimensional Steady State Heat Conduction.- Chapter 3: Extended Surfaces (Fins).- Chapter 4: Conduction with Heat Generation.- Chapter 5: Steady-State Two Dimensional Heat Conduction.- Chapter 6: Unsteady or Transient Heat Conduction.- Chapter 7: Convective Heat Transfer.- Chapter 8: Empirical Relations for Forced Convection Heat Transfer.- Chapter 9: Empirical Relations for Natural or Free Convection.- Chapter 10: Laws of Thermal Radiation.- Chapter 11: Exchange of Thermal Radiation between Surfaces Separated by Transparent Medium.- Chapter 12: Heat Transfer in Absorbing and Emitting Media (Gaseous Radiation).- Chapter 13: Heat Transfer in Condensing Vapours and Boiling Liquids.- Chapter 14: Heat Exchangers.- Chapter 15: Mass Transfer.- Chapter 16: Special Topic: Performance of Solar Air Heater.- Appendix A: Conversion Factors.- Appendix B: Short Questions.- Bibliography.

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