Heat Transfer

Basics and Practice

  • Peter von Böckh
  • Thomas Wetzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 1-15
  3. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 17-75
  4. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 77-117
  5. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 119-130
  6. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 131-170
  7. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 171-187
  8. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 189-213
  9. Peter von Böckh, Thomas Wetzel
    Pages 215-244
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 245-276

About this book


The book provides an easy way to understand the fundamentals of heat transfer. The reader will acquire the ability to design and analyze heat exchangers. Without extensive derivation of the fundamentals, the latest correlations for heat transfer coefficients and their application are discussed. The following topics are presented - Steady state and transient heat conduction - Free and forced convection - Finned surfaces - Condensation and boiling - Radiation - Heat exchanger design - Problem-solving After introducing the basic terminology, the reader is made familiar with the different mechanisms of heat transfer. Their practical application is demonstrated in examples, which are available in the Internet as MathCad files for further use. Tables of material properties and formulas for their use in programs are included in the appendix. This book will serve as a valuable resource for both students and engineers in the industry.

The author’s experience indicates that students, after 40 lectures and exercises of 45 minutes based on this textbook, have proved capable of designing independently complex heat exchangers such as for cooling of rocket propulsion chambers, condensers and evaporators for heat pumps.


Heat transfer heat conduction heat exchanger thermal radiation transient heat conduction

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter von Böckh
    • 1
  • Thomas Wetzel
    • 2
  1. 1.KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KITKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19182-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19183-1
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