Equipping practicing engineers and students with the tools to independently assess and understand complex material on the topic, this text is an ideal precursor to advanced heat transfer courses. Intermediate Heat Transfer discusses numerical analysis in conduction and convection, temperature-dependent thermal conductivity, conduction through a slab from one fluid to another fluid, steady-state heat conduction in a two-dimensional fin, and truncation and round-off errors in finite difference method. Replete with sample problems to clarify concepts, this is an indispensable resource for professionals and seniors and first-year graduate students pursuing tracks in mechanical, aerospace, nuclear, and chemical engineering.
I: FUNDAMENTALS OF HEAT TRANSFER. Fundamentals of Heat Transfer. II: CONDUCTION. The General Heat Conduction Equation. One-Dimensional Steady-State Heat Conduction. Two-Dimensional Steady and One-Dimensional Unsteady Heat Conduction. Numerical Analysis in Conduction. III: CONVECTION. Equations for Convection. External Forced Convection. Internal Forced Convection. Natural Convection. Numerical Analysis in Convection. IV: RADIATION. Basic Relations of Radiation. Radiative Exchange in a Non-Participating Medium. Radiation Exchange in Long Enclosures. Radiation with Other Modes of Heat Transfer. Appendix A: Bessel Functions. Appendix B: Physical Constants and Thermophysical Properties. Index.