Heat Transfer Course

This course deals with both the fundamental and applied aspects, starting with the basic concepts and governing equations and evolving into the design of relevant industrial units. The students will be made aware of the core scientific issues and will be encouraged to solve problems on their own.

Most of the process industries recognize this as a fundamental course dealing with the design of the heat transfer equipment. The fundamental concepts will enhance the lateral thinking capabilities of the students and seamlessly integrate the concepts for their use in a multitude of processes and problems. The relevant industries include all chemical process industries, thermal, solar and nuclear power as well as those involved in the design of such plants.

  • day 1  :   Physical Origins and Rate Equations, Units and Dimensions, Relevance, Analysis of Heat Transfer Problems: Methodology, Introduction to Conduction, The Conduction Rate Equation, The Thermal Properties of
  • The Heat Diffusion Equation, Boundary and Initial Conditions, One-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction, The Plane Wall, Radial Systems,  
  • Conduction with Thermal Energy Generation, Heat Transfer from Extended Surfaces, Introduction to Two-Dimensional, Steady-State Conduction 
  • Transient Conduction, The Lumped Capacitance Method, The Plane Wall with Convection, Radial Systems with Convection, The Semi-Infinite Solid 
    day 2 The Convection Boundary Layers, Local and Average Convection Coefficients, Laminar and Turbulent Flow, Thermal Boundary Layer Equations and Similarity, The Normalized Boundary Layer Equations, Boundary Layer Analogies
  • External Flow, Convection Calculations, The Flat Plate in Parallel Flow, The Cylinder in Cross Flow, Flow Across Banks of Tubes
  •  Internal Flow, Laminar Flow in Circular Tubes: Thermal Analysis and Convection Correlations for Turbulent Flow in Circular, Non-Circular and Concentric Tube
  •   Free Convection, The Governing Equations for Laminar Boundary Layers, Laminar Free Convection on a Vertical Surface, The Effects of Turbulence, Empirical Correlations for  External Free Convection Flows and Within Parallel Plate Channels,  Combined Free and Forced Convection 
    day 3 Boiling and Condensation, Boiling Modes, Forced Convection Boiling, Condensation – laminar and Turbulent Film in Different Geometries, Dropwise
  •  Heat Exchangers, The Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient, Heat Exchanger Analysis: Use of the Log Mean Temperature Difference,  Heat Exchanger Analysis: The Effectiveness–NTU Method,  Heat Exchanger Design and Performance
  • day 4 Radiation, Fundamental Concepts, Blackbody Radiation, Absorption, Reflection, and Transmission by Real Surfaces, Kirchhoff’s Law, The Gray
  • day 5 Radiation Exchange Between Surfaces – The View Factor,  Blackbody Radiation Exchange, Radiation Exchange Between Opaque, Diffuse, Gray Surfaces in an Enclosure, Radiation Exchange with Participating Media 

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Heat Transfer Course course.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.


D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

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