PCH233  SELECTED TOPICS IN  HEAT TRANSFER

 

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Course Objective:

To learn the basics and advanced concepts of heat transfer and design methodologies involved in various types of heat transfer devices.

 

Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers: Classification, Design methodology, TEMA standards, Mechanical turbulators.

 

Plate Heat Exchangers: Introduction, Classification, Types of corrugations, Advantages over conventional heat exchangers, Design methodology.

 

Reactor Heating and Cooling Systems: Time required for heating and cooling of agitated batch reactors, Helical cooling coils, Jacketed vessels.

 

Cross Flow Compact Heat Exchangers: Classification, Types of fins, Tube-fin and plate-fin heat exchangers, Limitations, Design methodology.

 

Advanced Thermal Systems: Heat Pipes: Classification, Applications, Limitations, Design methodology, Micro channels:  Applications, Advantages, Nanofluids in thermal systems.

 

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Applications of CFD in heat transfer systems design.

 

Course learning outcomes (CLOs):

The students will be able to:

1.      understand various types of heat transfer processes and devices

2.      select and analyze the heat transfer device

3.      solve the problems of heat transfer related to nano-fluids, micro-channels and heat pipes

4.      use software tools for solving heat transfer problems

                                                      

Recommended Books:

1.    Saunders E.A.D., Heat Exchangers: Selection, Design and Construction, Longman Scientific and Technical (1988).

2.    Kakaš, S., and Liu, H., Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating, and Thermal Design, CRC Press (2002).

3.    Sinnott, R.K., Coulson, J.M., and Richardson, J.F., Chemical Engineering Design, Butterworth-Heinemann (2005).

4.    Shah, R.K., Subbarao, E.C., andMashelkar, R.A., Heat Transfer Equipment Design, Taylor & Francis (1988).

5.    Das, S.K., Choi, S.U., Yu, W., and Pradeep, T., Nanofluids: Science and Technology, Wiley & Sons (2007).

6.    Anderson, D.A., Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press (2005).