Convective Heat Transfer

By Prof. Saptarshi Basu   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 2032
Convective heat transfer is ubiquitous to many domains ranging from large scale power generation to microscale flow. The course as outlined aims to offer insights and fundamentals into convective heat transfer processes. The course will first cover the basics of conservation equations in generalized convective heat transfer systems. Subsequently in the later modules, it will offer in depth analyses of specific areas like a.) internal and external forced convection, b.) internal and external free convection and c.) advanced topics like turbulent heat transfer. The coverage will benefit people from many industries like gas turbines, solar thermal, materials processing to name a few. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Mechanical Engineering/Chemical Engineering
PREREQUISITES : Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
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 Convective Heat Transfer
Week 2 : Introduction to external forced convection
Week 3 : Integral solutions-II
Week 4 : Other wall heating conditions-unheated length
Week 5 : Effect of conduction across a solid coating
Week 6 : Heat transfer to fully developed flow-I
Week 7 : Heat transfer to developing flow-II
Week 8 : Integral solutions-II
Week 9 : Vertical channel flow-I
Week 10  : Scaling analysis-II
Week 11  : Rayleigh-Benard convection
Week 12  : Introduction to turbulent heat transfer -II

Books and references

•    Convective Heat Transfer, Adrian Bejan
•    Convective Heat Transfer, L. Burmeister 

Instructor bio

Prof.Saptarshi Basu leads large scale initiatives in the area of combustion, multi-phase flow and heat transfer. He is a project leader in the National Center for Combustion Research and Development and SERIIUS (Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States). Before joining IISc, Dr. Saptarshi Basu was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering at University of Central Florida from August 2007-May 2010. Dr. Saptarshi Basu received his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Connecticut in 2004 and 2007 respectively. His current research interests include combustion instability, flame-vortex interaction, sprays, droplet combustion, colloids, droplet/spray vaporization, acoustic levitation of functional droplets, droplet dynamics in high temperature plasmas, water transport characteristics in fuel cells, thermal storage and general areas of heat transfer. He has expertise in optical diagnostics particularly laser induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy, IR-thermography, rayleigh scattering and laser induced incandescence. He has authored over 190 technical publications in journals and conferences. Prof. Basu is a member of ASME, AIAA, ISHMT and Combustion Institute. Prof. Saptarshi Basu has been awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Engineering Sciences, 2013-2014; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Prof. Saptarshi Basu has been awarded the K.N Seetharamu Medal and Prize, 2015; Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer, [Awarded to 1 researcher in heat and mass transfer biennially all over India]. Prof. Basu is a Fellowof the Indian National Academy of Engineering. 

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 2019, Morning 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 IISc Bangalore. 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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