Principles of Heat Transfer 7th Edition was first published in 1959, and since then it has grown to be considered a classic within the field, setting the standards for coverage and organization within all other heat transfer texts. The book is designed for a one-semester course in heat transfer at the junior or senior level, however, flexibility in pedagogy has been provided. Following several recommendations of the ASME Committee on Heat Transfer Education, Kreith, Manglik, and Bohn present relevant and stimulating content in this fresh and comprehensive approach to heat transfer, acknowledging that in today's world classical mathematical solutions to heat transfer problems are often less influential than computational analysis. This acknowledgement is met with the emphasize that students must still learn to appreciate both the physics and the elegance of simple mathematics in addressing complex phenomena, aiming at presenting the principles of heat transfer both within the framework of classical mathematics and empirical correlations.
From the Preface
- Addresses the rapid and pervasive changes in technology, applications, analysis tools, and the economy, and their relation to the principles of heat transfer.
- Presents an appreciation for both the physics and the elegance of simple mathematics in addressing complex phenomena while emphasizing the importance of analysis by means of computers.
- Uses open-ended problems to illustrate practical applications of heat transfer with problem statements similar to those faced by practicing engineers.
- Teaches methods for approaching real-world problems such as describing problems in your own words, providing schematic descriptions, indicating known and unknown variables, making judicious engineering decisions on the approach of a solution, etc.
When a textbook that has book used by more than a million students all over the world reaches its seventh edition, it is natural to ask, "What has prompted the authors to revise the book?" The basic outline of how to teach the subject of heat transfer, which was pioneered by the senior author in its first edition, published 60 years ago, has now been universally accepted by virtually all subsequent authors of heat transfer texts. Thus, the organization of this book has essentially remained the same over the years, but newer experimental data and, in particular the advent of computer technology, have necessitated reorganization, additions, and integration of numerical and computer methods of solution to the text.
The need for a new edition was prompted primarily by the following factors:
- When a student begins to read a chapter in a textbook covering material that is new to him or her, it is useful to outline the kind of issues that will be important. We have, therefore, introduced at the beginning of each chapter a summary of the key issues to be covered so that the student can recognize those issues when they come up in the chapter. We hope this pedagogic technique will help the students in their learning of an intricate topic such as heat transfer.
- An important aspect of learning engineering science is to connect with practical applications, and the appropriate modeling examples, and more current state-of-the-art predictive correlations have, therefore, been added in several chapters in this edition.
- The sixth edition used MathCAD as the computer method for solving real engineering problems. During the ten years since the sixth edition was published, the teaching and utilization of MathCAD has been supplanted by the use of MATLAB. Therefore, the MathCAD approach has been replaced by MATLAB in the chapter on numerical analysis as well as for the illustrative problems in the real world applications of heat transfer in other chapters.
- Again, from a pedagogic perspective of assessing student learning performance, it was deemed important to prepare general problems that test the students' ability to absorb the main concepts in a chapter. We have, therefore, provided a set of Concept Review Questions that ask a student to demonstrate his or her ability to understand the new concepts related to a specific area of heat transfer. These review questions are available on the book website in the Student Companion Site at www.cengage.com/engineering. Solutions to the Concepts Review Questions are available for Instructors on the same website.
- Furthermore, even though the sixth edition had many homework problems for the students, we have introduced some additional problems that deal directly with topics of current interest such as the space program and renewable energy.
The book is designed for a one-semester course of heat transfer at the junior or senior level. However, we have provided some flexibility. Sections marked with asterisks can be omitted without breaking the continuity of the presentation. If all the sections marked with an asterisk are omitted, the material in the book can be covered in a single quarter. For a full semester class, the instructor can select five or six of these sections and thus emphasize his or her own areas of interest and expertise.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basic Modes of Heat Transfer. Chapter 2: Heat Conduction. Chapter 3: Numerical Analysis of Heat Conduction. Chapter 4: Analysis of Convection Heat Transfer. Chapter 5: Natural Convection. Chapter 6: Forced Convection Inside Tubes and Ducts. Chapter 7: Forced Convection Over Exterior Surfaces. Chapter 8: Heat Exchanges. Chapter 9: Heat Transfer by Radiation. Chapter 10: Heat Transfer with Phase Change. Appendix 1: The International System of Units. Appendix 2: Date Tables. Appendix 3: Tridiagonal Matrix Computer Programs. Appendix 4: Computer Codes for Heat Transfer. Appendix 5: The Heat Transfer Literature. Index.
About the Authors
Dr. Frank Kreith
is a Professor Emeritus in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He received his Doctorate in Applied Science from the University of Paris in 1965. His areas of interest include heat transfer, thermal engineering, and solar engineering.
Dr. Raj M Manglik
is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Manglik is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as well as of the Wessex Institute of Great Britain. He has received many honors from both industry and academia.
Dr. Mark S Bohn
is the former vice president of engineering, president of Rentech Services Corporation, and co-founder of Rentech, Inc.