Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation

By Prof. Amaresh Dalal, Prof. Dipankar N.Basu   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 504
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 : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Systems
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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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:  Transient Heat Conduction
Week 8:  Numerical Methods in Conduction
Week 9:  Fundamentals of Radiation Heat Transfer
Week 10: Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces
Week 11: Radiation Exchange between Surfaces
Week 12: Radiation Exchange with Participating Media

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

IIT Guwahati
Dr. Amaresh Dalal is currently 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

Dr. 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 nearly four years before joining IIT Guwahati. His principal research interest is in the field of nuclear thermalhydraulics, two-phase flow, supercritical heat transfer, optimization of thermal systems and microchannel heat transfer. He is currently working on computational tool development for simulation of flows with free-surfaces. He has co-authored more than 65 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: 29 October 2022 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

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 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 will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

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