ME-315 Heat & Mass Transfer



Theory = 3
Practical = 1


S. No. CLOs Taxonomy
1 Apply expressions of heat transfer modes on various thermal systems Cognitive
Level 3*
2 Apply convection and mass transfer analogies for determining related parameters and coefficients Cognitive
Level 3*
3 Design heat exchangers using standard practices   Cognitive
Level 3*
4 Investigate the phenomenon of Heat conduction, convection and radiation using Lab equipment Psychomotor
Level 4*


  • Conduction: Steady state conduction; one-dimensional heat transfer analysis, general heat diffusion equation for three dimensional geometries for Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical co-ordinates, multi-layered wall, thermal networks, overall heat transfer coefficient & Thermal analysis with internal heat sources. Heat transfer from extended surfaces (fins). Transient conduction & lumped capacitance method.
  • Radiation: Radiation intensity, black body radiation, Planck distribution, spectral emissive power, Wein’s Displacement law, Stefan Boltzmann law, band emission, emission from real surfaces, surface characteristics, Kirchoff’s law View Factor, radiation exchange between black and real surfaces, radiation network
  • Convection: Basic concepts, momentum and thermal boundary layers; dimensional analysis; theoretical analysis for flat plates; laminar and turbulent flow.
    Forced convection with laminar and turbulent flow over flat plates and inside tubes and ducts; empirical correlations. Free convection; similarity parameter, boundary layer, convective coefficients in plates; empirical correlations. Heat transfer with phase change, boiling and condensation.
  • Heat Exchangers: Classification and preliminary design of heat exchangers, LMTD and NTU methods.
  • Mass transfer: Mass transfer operations; mass transfer through diffusion and mass transfer coefficients; empirical correlations; analogy between momentum, heat and mass transfer; simultaneous heat and mass transfer.


(01) Fundamentals of Heat & Mass Transfer by Theodore L. Bergman, Adrienne S. Lavine, Frank P. Incropera and David P. Dewitt

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