The readers in the field of Engineering with particular regard to Heat Transfer Laboratory would find that a comprehensive study backed by in-depth design and experimentation has been undertaken exhaustively so as to achieve the set goals. The methods adopted for teaching over the years do not correlate with the theoretical aspects and performance in the laboratories. This statement is the result of authors academic knowledge and vast experience in teaching. They are of firm opinion that Laboratory Orientation supported by proper Design approach and the actual Performance is of paramount importance. This book therefore addresses the rationale for performing experiments and links it to the Industry. The chapters covered would most certainly benefit not only the students but also the teaching staff in Institutions worldwide. The uniqueness of the contents would set new horizons in introducing and conducting the Heat Transfer experiments across the globe.
Laboratory Orientation and Design Methodology: Laboratory Orientation. Design Methodology. Sources of Error and their Minimization
Conduction: Thermal Conductivity of Metals. Thermal Conductivity of Solids. Two Dimensional Heat Conduction (Electrical Analog). Heat Transfer in a Finned Tube. Pin Fin Apparatus
Convection: Heat Transfer by Natural Convection. Heat Transfer in Laminar Flow. Heat Transfer in Turbulent Flow
Radiation: Determination of Absorptivity.
Heat Transfer Equipment: Heat Transfer in an Agitated Vessel (Unsteady-state Operation). Heat Transfer in an Agitated Vessel (Steady-state Operation). Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger. Plate Heat Exchanger. Heat Transfer in Packed Beds. Heat Transfer in Fluidized Beds. Calandria Evaporator
This book will be useful for academicians, students, researchers of Chemical, Mechanical and allied branches of Engineering and professionals in thermal data generation.
Prof.P. Chattopadhyay, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Om Dayal College of Engineering & Architecture, Howhra,WB, India.: "The Book is a nice fit for any B.Tech Mechanical Heat Transfer Lab."