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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE815
Subject Title Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer


Overview of macroscale thermo-fluid sciences – science and technology background of mi- croscale systems – basics of kinetic theory and statistical mechanics – thermodynamic relations – Boltzmann transport equations – microscale heat conduction – hyperbolic heat conduction equation – basics of electron and phonon transport – thermal conductivity models – microscale convection – Knudsen number and flow regimes – continuum approach – slip models – heat transfer in Poiseuille microflows – single phase convection in mini and micro channels using liquids and gases – boiling and condensation in mini and micro channels – microscale radiative heat transfer – Maxwell’s relations – Plank’s law – radiative properties for microscale regime – introduction to nanoscale heat transfer – basic theory of heat transfer enhancement using nanoparticles – selected applications – modeling and simulation.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Panigrahi, P. K., Transport Phenomena in Microfluidic Systems , Wiley (2015).

2. Kandlikar, S., Garimella, S., Li, D., Colin, S., and King, M. R., Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Minichannels and Microchannels , 2 nd ed., CRC Press (2014).

3. Sobhan, C. B. and Peterson, G. P., Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer: Fundamentals and Engineering Applications , CRC Press (2008).

4. Zhang, Z. M., Nano/Microscale Heat Transfer , McGraw-Hill (2007).

5. Volz, S. (Ed.), Microscale and Nanoscale Heat Transfer , Springer (2007)