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Heat and Mass Transfer


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 1-5
  3. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 117-196
  4. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 197-246
  5. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 247-308
  6. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 309-379
  7. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 381-538
  8. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 665-696
  9. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 865-928
  10. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 929-948
  11. Rajendra Karwa
    Pages 949-977
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 979-1023

About this book


This textbook presents the classical treatment of the problems of heat transfer in an exhaustive manner with due emphasis on understanding of the physics of the problems. This emphasis is especially visible in the chapters on convective heat transfer. Emphasis is laid on the solution of steady and unsteady two-dimensional heat conduction problems. Another special feature of the book is a chapter on introduction to design of heat exchangers and their illustrative design problems. A simple and understandable treatment of gaseous radiation has been presented. A special chapter on flat plate solar air heater has been incorporated that covers thermo-hydraulic modeling and simulation. The chapter on mass transfer has been written looking specifically at the needs of the students of mechanical engineering. The book includes a large number and variety of solved problems with supporting line diagrams. The author has avoided duplicating similar problems, while incorporating more application-based examples. All the end-of-chapter exercise problems are supplemented with stepwise answers. Primarily designed to serve as a complete textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical engineering, the book will also be useful for students of chemical, automobile, production, and industrial engineering streams. The book fully covers the topics of heat transfer coursework and can also be used as reference for students preparing for competitive graduate examinations.



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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.DirectorJodhpur Institute of Engineering & TechnologyJodhpurIndia

About the authors

Dr. Rajendra Karwa received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur (India) in 1973 and Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Engineering) with honours from the same university. He obtained his PhD in 1998 from IIT Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee), India. He retired from M.B.M. Engineering College, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur (India) in 2012 as Professor & Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering after a service of more than 30 years. He served as visiting faculty in Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 2003-2005. Currently he is working as Director of Jodhpur Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jodhpur. He has published about 70 research papers of which 21 in journals. He has authored two books and edited one conference proceedings. His areas of interest are machine design, heat transfer, solar energy and exergy analysis.

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“This book adds to an extensive list of modern heat and mass transfer texts that have been adopted in a wide range of college engineering programs. … The book is appropriate for students in either advanced undergraduate or graduate mechanical engineering classes. Students and instructors in other related fields, such as chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, will also find the text to be a valuable technical reference. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (B. Tao, Choice, Vol. 54 (12), August, 2017)