Introduction to Heat Transfer / Edition 6

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Completely updated, the sixth edition provides engineers with an in-depth look at the key concepts in the field. It incorporates new discussions on emerging areas of heat transfer, discussing technologies that are related to nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and alternative energy. The example problems are also updated to better show how to apply the material. And as engineers follow the rigorous and systematic problem-solving methodology, they’ll gain an appreciation for the richness and beauty of the discipline.
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Editorial Reviews

A textbook for a first course in heat transfer. This revised edition (second was 1990) enhances coverage of existing material on thermal contact resistance, lumped capacitance analysis, finite-difference methods, and compact heat exchangers; adds new material on forced convection in submerged jets and free convection in open, parallel plate channels; and provides nearly 300 new problems. An alternative version of Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470501962
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 418,966
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank P. Incropera is currently Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at Univeristy of Notre Dame. Professor Incropera received his B.S.M.E. from M.I.T. and his M.S.M.E. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. In 1998, he became the Clifford and Evelyn Brosey Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor Incropera has received four major Purdue teaching awards and was the 1982 recipient of the ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award for excellence in teaching. He was the 1983 recipient of the ASEE George Westinghouse Award for achievements in teaching and research. In 1984 he became a Fellow of the ASME, and in 1988 he received the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award for twenty years of research accomplishments in the fields of plasma heat transfer, radiative transfer in participating media, and double-diffusive and mixed convection. In 1988 he was also recipient of the Senior Scientists Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and recipient of the Melville Medal for the best original paper published by ASME. In 1995 he received the Worcester Reed Warner Medal of ASME for contributions to the fundamental literature of heat transfer and his textbooks on the subject.
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Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 Introduction.

1.1 What and How?

1.2 Physical Origins and Rate Equations.

1.3 Relationship to Thermodynamics.

1.4 Units and Dimensions.

1.5 Analysis of Heat Transfer Problems: Methodology.

1.6 Relevance of Heat Transfer.

1.7 Summary.

CHAPTER 2 Introduction to Conduction.

2.1 The Conduction Rate Equation.

2.2 The Thermal Properties of Matter.

2.3 The Heat Diffusion Equation.

2.4 Boundary and Initial Conditions.

2.5 Summary.

CHAPTER 3 One-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction.

3.1 The Plane Wall.

3.2 An Alternative Conduction Analysis.

3.3 Radial Systems.

3.4 Summary of One-Dimensional Conduction Results.

3.5 Conduction with Thermal Energy Generation.

3.6 Heat Transfer from Extended Surfaces.

3.7 The Bioheat Equation.

3.8 Thermoelectric Power Generation.

3.9 Micro- and Nanoscale Conduction.

3.10 Summary.

CHAPTER 4 Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction.

4.1 Alternative Approaches.

4.2 The Method of Separation of Variables.

4.3 The Conduction Shape Factor and the Dimensionless Conduction Heat Rate.

4.4 Finite-Difference Equations.

4.5 Solving the Finite-Difference Equations.

4.6 Summary.

CHAPTER 5 Transient Conduction.

5.1 The Lumped Capacitance Method.

5.2 Validity of the Lumped Capacitance Method.

5.3 General Lumped Capacitance Analysis.

5.4 Spatial Effects.

5.5 The Plane Wall with Convection.

5.6 Radial Systems with Convection.

5.7 The Semi-Infinite Solid.

5.8 Objects with Constant Surface Temperatures or Surface Heat Fluxes.

5.9 Periodic Heating.

5.10 Finite-Difference Methods.

5.11 Summary.

CHAPTER 6 Introduction to Convection.

6.1 The Convection Boundary Layers.

6.2 Local and Average Convection Coefficients.

6.3 Laminar and Turbulent Flow.

6.4 The Boundary Layer Equations.

6.5 Boundary Layer Similarity: The Normalized Boundary Layer Equations.

6.6 Physical Interpretation of the Dimensionless Parameters.

6.7 Momentum and Heat Transfer (Reynolds) Analogy.

6.8 Summary.

CHAPTER 7 External Flow.

7.1 The Empirical Method.

7.2 The Flat Plate in Parallel Flow.

7.3 Methodology for a Convection Calculation.

7.4 The Cylinder in Cross Flow.

7.5 The Sphere.

7.6 Flow Across Banks of Tubes.

7.7 Impinging Jets.

7.8 Packed Beds.

7.9 Summary.

CHAPTER 8 Internal Flow.

8.1 Hydrodynamic Considerations.

8.2 Thermal Considerations.

8.3 The Energy Balance.

8.4 Laminar Flow in Circular Tubes: Thermal Analysis and Convection Correlations.

8.5 Convection Correlations: Turbulent Flow in Circular Tubes.

8.6 Convection Correlations: Noncircular Tubes and the Concentric Tube Annulus.

8.7 Heat Transfer Enhancement.

8.8 Flow in Small Channels.

8.9 Summary.

CHAPTER 9 Free Convection.

9.1 Physical Considerations.

9.2 The Governing Equations for Laminar Boundary Layers.

9.3 Similarity Considerations.

9.4 Laminar Free Convection on a Vertical Surface.

9.5 The Effects of Turbulence.

9.6 Empirical Correlations: External Free Convection Flows.

9.7 Free Convection Within Parallel Plate Channels.

9.8 Empirical Correlations: Enclosures.

9.9 Combined Free and Forced Convection.

9.10 Summary.

CHAPTER 10 Boiling and Condensation.

10.1 Dimensionless Parameters in Boiling and Condensation.

10.2 Boiling Modes.

10.3 Pool Boiling.

10.4 Pool Boiling Correlations.

10.5 Forced Convection Boiling.

10.6 Condensation: Physical Mechanisms.

10.7 Laminar Film Condensation on a Vertical Plate.

10.8 Turbulent Film Condensation.

10.9 Film Condensation on Radial Systems.

10.10 Condensation in Horizontal Tubes.

10.11 Dropwise Condensation.

10.12 Summary.

CHAPTER 11 Heat Exchangers.

11.1 Heat Exchanger Types.

11.2 The Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient.

11.3 Heat Exchanger Analysis: Use of the Log Mean Temperature Difference.

11.4 Heat Exchanger Analysis: The Effectiveness–NTU Method.

11.5 Heat Exchanger Design and Performance Calculations.

11.6 Additional Considerations.

11.7 Summary.

CHAPTER 12 Radiation: Processes and Properties.

12.1 Fundamental Concepts.

12.2 Radiation Heat Fluxes.

12.3 Radiation Intensity.

12.4 Blackbody Radiation.

12.5 Emission from Real Surfaces.

12.6 Absorption, Reflection, and Transmission by Real Surfaces.

12.7 Kirchhoff’s Law.

12.8 The Gray Surface.

12.9 Environmental Radiation.

12.10 Summary.

CHAPTER 13 Radiation Exchange Between Surfaces.

13.1 The View Factor.

13.2 Blackbody Radiation Exchange.

13.3 Radiation Exchange Between Opaque, Diffuse, Gray Surfaces in an Enclosure.

13.4 Multimode Heat Transfer.

13.5 Implications of the Simplifying Assumptions.

13.6 Radiation Exchange with Participating Media.

13.7 Summary.

APPENDIX A Thermophysical Properties of Matter.

APPENDIX B Mathematical Relations and Functions.

APPENDIX C Thermal Conditions Associated with Uniform Energy Generation in One-Dimensional, Steady-State Systems.

APPENDIX D The Gauss–Seidel Method.

APPENDIX E The Convection Transfer Equations.

APPENDIX F Boundary Layer Equations for Turbulent Flow.

APPENDIX G An Integral Laminar Boundary Layer Solution for Parallel Flow over a Flat Plate.


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