2nd Edition

Analytical Heat Transfer

By Je-Chin Han, Lesley Wright Copyright 2022
    595 Pages 249 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Analytical Heat Transfer explains how to analyze and solve conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer problems. It enables students to tackle complex engineering heat transfer problems prevalent in practice.

    Covering heat transfer in high-speed flows and unsteady highly turbulent flows, the book also discusses enhanced heat transfer in channels, heat transfer in rotating channels, numerical modeling for turbulent flow heat transfer, and thermally developing heat transfer in a circular tube. The second edition features new content on Duhamel’s superposition method, Green’s function method for transient heat conduction, finite-difference method for steady state and transient heat conduction in cylindrical coordinates, and laminar mixed convection. It includes two new chapters on laminar-to-turbulent transitional heat transfer and turbulent flow heat transfer enhancement, in addition to end-of-chapter problems.

    The book bridges the gap between basic heat transfer undergraduate courses and advanced heat transfer graduate courses for a single semester of intermediate heat transfer, advanced conduction/radiation heat transfer, or convection heat transfer.


    • Focuses on analyzing and solving classic heat transfer problems in conduction, convection, and radiation
    • Covers 2-D and 3-D view factor evaluation, combined radiation with conduction and/or convection, and gas radiation optically thin and optically thick limits
    • Features updated content and new chapters on mass and heat transfer analogy, thermally developing heat transfer in a circular tube, laminar-turbulent transitional heat transfer, unsteady highly turbulent flows, enhanced heat transfer in channels, heat transfer in rotating channels, and numerical modeling for turbulent flow heat transfer
    • Provides step-by-step mathematical formula derivations, analytical solution procedures, and demonstration examples
    • Includes end-of-chapter problems with an accompanying Solutions Manual for instructors

    This book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students studying basic heat transfer and advanced heat transfer.

    1. Heat Conduction Equations. 2. 1-D Steady-State Heat Conduction. 3. 2-D Steady-State Heat Conduction. 4. Transient Heat Conduction. 5. Numerical Analysis in Heat Conduction. 6. Heat Convection Equations. 7. External Forced Convection. 8. Internal Forced Convection. 9. Natural Convection. 10. Turbulent Flow Heat Transfer. 11. Fundamental Radiation. 12. View Factors. 13. Radiation Exchange in a Nonparticipating Medium. 14. Radiation Transfer through Gases. 15. Laminar–Turbulent Transitional Heat Transfer. 16. Turbulent Flow Heat Transfer Enhancement.


    Je-Chin Han is currently a university distinguished professor and Marcus Easterling Endowed chair professor at Texas A&M University. He earned a BS degree at National Taiwan University in 1970, an MS degree at Lehigh University in 1973, and a ScD at MIT in 1976, all in mechanical engineering. He has been working on turbine blade cooling, film cooling, and rotating coolant-passage heat transfer research for the past 40 years. He is the co-author of over 250 journal papers, lead author of the books: Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology, Analytical Heat Transfer, and Experimental Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics. He has served as editor, associate editor, and honorary board member for eight heat transfer-related journals. He received the 2002 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, the 2004 International Rotating Machinery Award, the 2004 AIAA Thermophysics Award, the 2013 ASME Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal, the 2016 ASME IGTI Aircraft Engine Technology Award, and the 2016 ASME and AICHE Max Jakob Memorial Award. He is a fellow of ASME and AIAA and an Honorary Member of ASME.

    Lesley M. Wright is associate professor and Jana and Quentin A. Baker ’78 faculty fellow at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Texas A&M, she was a member of the mechanical engineering faculty at Baylor University for ten years. She earned a BS in engineering in 2001 at Arkansas State University and an MS and a PhD in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Currently she is investigating enhanced convective cooling technology, including heat transfer enhancement for gas turbine cooling applications. This experimental research has led to the development of innovative cooling technology for both turbine blade film cooling and internal heat transfer enhancement. In addition, Dr. Wright continues to investigate the effect of rotation on the thermal performance of rotor blade cooling passages. Her research interests have also led to the development of novel experimental methods for the acquisition of detailed surface and flow measurements in highly turbulent flows. She has co-authored the book Experimental Methods in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics and over 100 refereed journal and conference papers. She is a fellow of ASME.