Professors A. E. Bergles, Clark and Crossan Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York: “By any measure it is a comprehensive, sumptuous book that covers very well classical heat transfer. It is pitched in a way that makes it very useful to the vast majority of our undergraduate students who will enter industrial employment. Specifically the stress on physical insight, the inclusion of projects, and the relegation of messy differential formulations to the end of the book, make it easier to reach the average student. Student will be advised to keep this book rather than selling it after taking the class, because it will be useful in practical situations. …a book must be “lively”. You have succeeded in achieving this, through good organization of the material, attractive layout, excellent figures, computer solutions, and historical vignettes…. Another contemporary necessity is relevant problems and a good solution manual. There are hundreds of well-posed problems that are solved in unusually neat fashion in the 600+ page solution manual. …It has many features that I like to see in a heat transfer book.”
Professor W.S. Janna, University of Memphis Tennessee. (Author of books on Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics ): “The organization of the book …allows the instructor the option of not covering the second of the two chapters, without sacrificing complete coverage that user of the text would want to have for later reference.” …”Chapter 10 gives an excellent coverage of mixed mode heat transfer problems. Many interesting examples are provided.” “… Interesting practical problems are also provided, including that that deal with refrigerators, water heaters, furnaces etc…Many problems are application based, and several are identified as Design problems.” “Project type problems are provided in Chapters 2 through 8. These are very well done, and they show how to model physical situations that require the application material found in the chapter.” “…What sets Engineering Heat Transfer apart is the
organization, … writing style, design problems, and especially the project problems…The author has succeeded in meeting his goals, and has written a very good textbook, one that the reviewer could use with relative ease.”
Professor Ashok Sangani, Syracuse University New York: "This is an easy-to-read book on introduction to heat (and mass) transfer that will prove very valuable to engineering students as well as practicing engineers. The topics in heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation are each divided in two chapters with a chapter covering simpler material followed by the second covering the more advanced material. This division makes it more readable and gives flexibility to the instructor in choosing the material that is appropriate for the curriculum at his/her institution. The book comes with a very large number of example/exercise problems for each topic. For example, there are 200 problems for just conduction alone! These problems appear to be carefully chosen to emphasize how to make simplifying assumptions to solve large number of problems of every day interest with the principles covered in the book.
D. Martin, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee, Scotland: “…I am impressed by the thoroughness of the presentation. We shall be recommending this text to the students.”
Jonathan Kaufman, Professional Engineer: “I just obtained a copy of your book Engineering Heat Transfer, which I find to be excellent, especially as my field of expertise is electrical engineering and not heat transfer engineering.”
Ray Jenoski, Graduate Student at WPI “I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed reading your text “Engineering Heat Transfer”. I am a graduate student at WPI in Worcester, MA and my graduate focus is mainly solid mechanics. However, my project recently required transient heat transfer analysis, which is something I haven’t done in quite a while. I’ve taken out eight books from the library and yet I find myself primarily using your text due to its outstanding detailed examples and diagrams. Thank you for knowing how to write an “engineering” text!”
Prof.P. Chattopadhyay, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Om Dayal College of Engineering & Architecture, Howhra,WB, India.
This is a good text. Presentation is systematic. Theoretical discussion of each topic is precise and just to the extent required in B.Tech. Course. Numerical analysis is adequate to substantiate the heat transfer principles involved. This has been presented all thru the text not only in the thermal design of Heat Exchangers involving NTU & LMTD methods of analysis but also in the derivation of transient conduction, two-dimensional steady-state conduction, forced convection, natural convection, multimodal heat transfer just to name a few. All the heat transfer modes --- Conduction, Convection, & Radiation --- have been discussed with differential formulations. Quite reasonably all these receive backup support from Numerical Problems at appropriate places. The author has adopted "Assumptions" before going to solve the problems. That's good. But I suggest for Analysis & Reasoning before going to solve the problems.
End-of-the Chapter Project Problems [CH 2--CH10] come as an extra bonanza. Good book. I will love to recommend this book to my students.