Target of Course: The objective of this course is to help students becoming familiar with contemporary concepts in heat transfer, including conservation laws, conduction, laminar and turbulent convection, phase change and radiation.

Course Contents: General equation of change of energy. Steady and unsteady state conduction in one-, two- and three-dimensional cases. Finite difference and Finite Element method for steady and unsteady conduction. Forced and free convention heat transfer. Analytical and semi-analytical solutions. Equations for velocity and temperature in vertical and horizontal planes for cylinders heat transfer, liquid metal heat transfer. Radiation heat transfer concepts. Design of compact heat exchangers. Boiling and Condensation. Selected advanced topics in mass and momentum transfer.


1. A. F. Mills, “Heat and Mass Transfer”, Irwin, Chicago, 1995.

2. F. P. Incropera & D. De Witt, “Fundamentals of Heat &Mass Transfer”, Wiley, New York, 1996.

3. F. M. White, “Viscous Fluid Flow”, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1991.

4. W. M. Kays & M. E. Crawford, “Convective Heat &Mass Transfer”, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993.

5. A. Bejan, “Convection Heat Transfer”, Wiley, New York, 1995.

6. R. Siegel & J. R. Howell, “Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer”, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., Washington D.C., 1992.

7. T. M. Shih, “Numerical Heat Transfer”, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., Washington D.C., 2002.