Fundamentals of conduction and radiation

  • Course level: Beginner


This is an introductory course on conduction and radiation heat transfer. This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and provides a detailed solution methodology.

This course will provide students with the tools to model, analyze and solve a wide range of engineering applications involving conduction, radiation heat transfer.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students of Mechanical Engg. and similar branches; Faculty member associated with Mechanical Engg.; Practicing engineers associated with thermal/power industries.

What Will I Learn?

  • Week 1: Introduction to Heat Transfer
  • Week 2: Introduction to Conduction
  • Week 3: 1-D Steady-state Heat Conduction
  • Week 4: Special 1-D Heat Conduction Situations
  • Week 5: Heat Transfer from Extended Surfaces
  • Week 6: 2-D Steady-state Heat Conduction
  • Week 7: Transient Heat Conduction
  • Week 8: Numerical Methods in Conduction
  • Week 9: Fundamentals of Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Week 10: Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces
  • Week 11: Radiation Exchange between Surfaces
  • Week 12: Radiation Exchange with Participating Media

Topics for this course

34 Lessons

Fundamentals of conduction and radiation

Fundamentals of conduction and radiation [Introduction Video]00:00:00
Lec 1: Relationship of Thermodynamics with Heat transfer00:00:00
Lec 2: Modes of heat transfer00:00:00
Lec 3:Fourier’s law & thermal conductivity00:00:00
Lec 4: Generalized heat diffusion equation00:00:00
Lec 5: Heat diffusion equation in curvilinear coordinates00:00:00
Lec 6: Concept of thermal resistance00:00:00
Lec 7: Use of network of resistances in wall & cylinder00:00:00
Lec 8: Critical thickness of insulation00:00:00
Lec 9: Conduction with energy generation – I00:00:00
Lec 10: Conduction with energy generation – II00:00:00
Lec 11: General Heat Transfer Analysis00:00:00
Lec 12: Fins with uniform cross-section area I00:00:00
Lec 13: Fins with uniform cross-section area II00:00:00
Lec 14: Fins with non-uniform cross-section area00:00:00
Lec 15: Method of Separation of Variables00:00:00
Lec 16: Graphical approach00:00:00
Lec 17: Method of Superposition00:00:00
Lec 18: Lumped capacitance approach-I00:00:00
Lec 19: Lumped capacitance approach-II00:00:00
Lec 20: Semi-infinite Solid00:00:00
Lec 21: Steady Heat Conduction00:00:00
Lec 22: Unsteady Heat Conduction00:00:00
Lec 23: Problem solving using Energy Balance Method00:00:00
Lec 24: Introduction to radiative heat fluxes00:00:00
Lec 25: Spectral & directional definitions00:00:00
Lec 26: Blackbody radiation00:00:00
Lec 27: Emissivity00:00:00
Lec 28: Irradiation of real surfaces00:00:00
Lec 29: View factor00:00:00
Lec 30: Blackbody radiation exchange00:00:00
Lec 31: Radiation networks00:00:00
Lec 32: Gas radiation00:00:00
Lec 33: Radiative Transfer Equation00:00:00
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Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • Heat transfer is a topic of fundamental interest in mechanical engineering and hence any engineering firm &concerned industry should find this course interesting & valuable.