This classic text deals with the elementary aspects of heat transfer, with special emphasis on the fundamental laws so that the subject is perceived by the student as both a science and an art. The text is supported by a large number of solved examples. Each chapter contains many problems with answers provided at the end of the book.The fourth edition is an expanded version of the earlier editions. It is written as a stand-alone text which can be read and understood by the student on his own. Thus, it contains many more explanatory passages, solved problems and figures to illustrate the text. Earlier editions of the book contained a number of figures from which values had to be used in order to solve certain types of problems. The present edition essentially eliminates the need for reading numerical values from graphs by giving appropriate equations. An added feature is the inclusion of a new chapter on mass transfer.
S P Sukhatme is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai. He has been a faculty member at the Institute since 1965 and served as the Director from 1995 to 2000. He also served as the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board from 2000 to 2005. Professor Sukhatme is known for his contributions to teaching and research in the field of heat transfer and has been the recipient of many honours. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001.
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
List of Principal Symbols
Heat Conduction in Solids
Principles of Fluid Flow
Heat Transfer by Forced Convection
Heat Transfer by Natural Convection
Condensation and Boiling
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