Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation

By Prof. Amaresh Dalal & Prof. Dipankar N. Basu   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 2118
This is introductory course on conduction and radiation heat transfer. This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and provides detailed solution methodology. This course will provide students with the tools to model, analyze and solve a wide range of engineering applications involving conduction and radiation heat transfer.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students of Mechanical Engg. and similar branches; Faculty member associated 
                                        with Mechanical Engg.; Practicing engineers associated with thermal/power industries

PREREQUISITES:          Heat transfer is a topic of fundamental interest in mechanical engineering and hence any engineering
                                        firm &concerned industry should find this course interesting & valuable.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Heat Transfer
Week 2: Introduction to Conduction
Week 3: 1-D Steady-state Heat Conduction
Week 4: Special 1-D Heat Conduction Situations
Week 5: Heat Transfer from Extended Surfaces
Week 6: 2-D Steady-state Heat Conduction
Week 7: Numerical Methods in Conduction
Week 8: Fundamentals of Radiation Heat Transfer
Week 9: Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces
Week 10: Radiation Exchange between Surfaces
Week 11: Radiation with Participating Media
Week 12: Chemical Reactions

Books and references

1. F. P. Incropera, D. P. Dewitt, T. L. Bergman and A. S. Lavine, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 7th Ed., Wiley India Pvt. Ltd., 2014.
2. Ghoshdastidar, P. S., Heat Transfer, Oxford University Press, 2004. 
3. J. P. Holman, Heat Transfer, 9th Ed., McGraw Hill, 2007. 
4. M. N. Ozisik, Heat Transfer-A Basic Approach, McGraw Hill, 1985.

Instructor bio

Prof. Amaresh Dalal is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He received his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2009 and he was Post-doctoral Research Associate at Purdue University from Sep 2008 - Dec 2009. He has research interests in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Finite Volume Methods and Unstructured Grid Techniques, Multiphase Flows. Dr. Dalal is now profoundly involved in developing a general purpose, versatile and robust computational fluid dynamics solver over hybrid unstructured grid which can solve a wide range of real-life fluid flow, heat transfer, and problems involving transport phenomena over complex geometries. He received Prof KN Seetharamu Medal and Prize for the Best Young Researcher in Heat Transfer-2017 from Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer.

Prof. Dipankar N. Basu is an Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati since June 2012. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and completed his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2011. He served as an Assistant Professor at IIEST Shibpur for four years before joining IIT Guwahati. His principal research interest is in the field of nuclear thermalhydraulics, two-phase flow, supercritical heat transfer and microchannel heat transfer. He is currently working on computational tool development for simulation of flows with free-surfaces and fluid-structure interaction. He has co-authored more than 70 referred journal and conference publications and also a book chapter on supercritical natural circulation loop. He is a regular reviewer of many reputed international journals and also associated with several sponsored projects

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 17 November 2019Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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