This book presents a comprehensive treatment of the essential fundamentals of the topics that should be taught as the first-level course in Heat Transfer to the students of engineering disciplines. The book is designed to stimulate student learning through clear, concise language. The theoretical content is well balanced with the problem-solving methodology necessary for developing an orderly approach to solving a variety of engineering problems. The book provides adequate mathematical rigout to help students achieve a sound understanding of the physical processes involved.
This book is appropriate for a one-semester course in Heat Transfer for undergraduate engineering students pursuing careers in mechanical, metallurgical, aerospace and chemical disciplines.
About the Author
S.K. SOM, Ph.D., is Professor in the department of mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and currently the Dean of Academic Affairs (undergraduate studies). He has a teaching and research experience of more than thirty years. His field of expertise is thermal science and engineering and, in particular, the droplet and spray combustion. Apart from guiding 14 doctoral students and publishing more than 60 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, he has served as principal investigator and chief consultant in several industrial projects with different government and private organizations like AR&DB, ISRO, Tata Steel, NML, etc. He has co-authored a textbook Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines published by McGraw-Hill Education. He has also contributed to distant learning education program at the institute level as well the national level through video-based and web-based courses on Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Machines and Thermodynamics. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering and also of National Academy of Sciences, India.