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  • Hardcover: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 6th Edition edition (1 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471457280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471457282
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 4 x 25.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 414,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The new standard for mastering heat and mass transfer

Respected for its readability, comprehensiveness, and relevance, Incropera and DeWitt’s text is the recognized standard for learning heat and mass transfer. This text combines detailed coverage with the resources students need to meet their objectives. Its rigorous and systematic problem–solving methodology is filled with examples and problems that reveal the richness and beauty of the discipline.

This new 6th Edition introduces new coauthors Ted Bergman and Adrienne Lavine, who bring their record of success in teaching heat and mass transfer and active involvement with research in the field to the text.

New Features

  • Expanded coverage of areas of recent interest in heat transfer, including fuel cells and alternative energy devices, electronics cooling, micro–scale heat transfer, and biological as well as bioheat transfer. New homework problems are included for each area.
  • New material on two–phase heat transfer and enhanced internal forced convection.
  • Introduction to the concepts of nano–scale transport and unified treatment of transient conduction.
  • New, revised, and updated problems and examples.

Model, solve, and explore heat transfer problems

Interactive Heat Transfer and Finite Element Heat Transfer software with User’s Guide CD and print booklet, ISBN: 0–471–76115–X

Completely updated with a modern graphical user interface and better graphing tools, Interactive Heat Transfer (IHT) software will help you learn how to build thermal models, solve specific conditions, and explore the effects of multiple parameter variations. IHT is now capable of solving 300+ equations. The Finite Element Heat Transfer software enhances capabilities for treating steady–state and transient one– and two–dimensional conduction problems. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Frank P. Incropera is currently Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at Univeristy of Notre Dame. Professor Incropera received his B.S.M.E. from M.I.T. and his M.S.M.E. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering. In 1998, he became the Clifford and Evelyn Brosey Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor Incropera has received four major Purdue teaching awards and was the 1982 recipient of the ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award for excellence in teaching. He was the 1983 recipient of the ASEE George Westinghouse Award for achievements in teaching and research. In 1984 he became a Fellow of the ASME, and in 1988 he received the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award for twenty years of research accomplishments in the fields of plasma heat transfer, radiative transfer in participating media, and double-diffusive and mixed convection. In 1988 he was also recipient of the Senior Scientists Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and recipient of the Melville Medal for the best original paper published by ASME. In 1995 he received the Worcester Reed Warner Medal of ASME for contributions to the fundamental literature of heat transfer and his textbooks on the subject.

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jomud 22 Nov. 2009
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I find this book very annoying. Although it reads reasonably well, the authors bury significant concepts in unexpected areas of the text. I have found it tremendously confusing when to use film temperature, mean temperature, surface temperature, etc. When to use them is not listed in the equations, sometimes they are buried in an example problem several pages later. One of the biggest annoyances for me is in chapter 7 (page 440). For heat flow through banks of tubes, they say to use the mean of the inlet and outlet temps to calculate the Nusselt number (eq 7.64). They make no mention as to how to solve if you do not know the outlet temp. Buried in example 7.7, you might notice that they use the inlet temperature to solve for the Nusselt number! This is not what the description of equation 7.64 says. Buried in the fine print of example 7.7 on page 446 is that you may need to iterate values until you get the desired accuracy (and if you do not know the outlet temp - they do not say this). Why don't they just come out and say this in the discussion and theory, rather than bury big ideas in the examples? Another example is in chapter 9 for vertical channels. They do not say anything about how to come up with a basic spacing, S. If you look at example 9.1 an equation is provided for thermal boundary layer thickness. Is "S" equal to twice this value? The reason I am on-line is I am looking for another textbook that can explain concepts better. Much of this book is ok to read, so I would not give it a terrible rating. It is a difficult subject that could be made easier. I also find it ridiculous that they do not provide any problems with answers in the back of the book. What good does it do to spend hours on a problem and not know if you have a good answer? At least a handful of problems would be helpful.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I hated it in college, but love it now. 3 Oct. 2011
By Benjamin P. L. Turner - Published on
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I honestly didn't enjoy this book when I was in school, but now working as a mechanical engineer in the chemical sector, I can honestly say that this book is worth its weight in gold. If you're ever going to solve real problems (tube exchangers, tube bundle cross flow), then this is the book you need to keep on your shelf. Even if solving complex problems, the book can give you basic theory for which you to expand on with more accurate models. I'd recommend to any chemical, mechanical or electric engineer that needs to deal with heat transfer. If you're a student, then pay extra attention, because the theories in this book pop up daily.
Very challenging read 18 Dec. 2013
By Marcus - Published on
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This book is definatly for a mechanical engineer. I used it for a biomedical engineering thermodynamics course, and damn was it hard to read. I don't know why, but they show you about ten different ways to represent equations, and some are helpful and some or not. Very very confusing unless your professor points out which to use. The calculus isnt too heavy in the book but is used in long complicated derivations that skip steps. A few sections do require integration. The concepts aren't too bad and are well defined, but my god the math behind it is presented so skewed that it's a wonder anyone would publish it. 99% of the material in this book is useless. At least to a BME like me, so I'm probably biased here. Whoever wrote it was smart, but can't teach....kinda familiar with my college experiences.
Impressive writing, challenging problems 14 Aug. 2012
By KP - Published on
From a reader's perspective, this high quality heat transfer text is like the Halliday and Resnick or Beer and Johnston of heat and mass transfer. Very formal, descriptive yet concise writing styles in the opening sections. Writing style is very impressive. Schematics are well done with helpful color gradients illustrating temperature gradients. The example problems are well developed with thorough analyses, results interpretations, and parameter sensitivity. Some problem statements are too wordy. However, from a learner's perspective this textbook's problem sets are very challenging--even for an experienced engineering student who studies much, --and beg for a solution manual. I would recommend this book to another mechanical or nuclear engineering student.
Great Book 31 Oct. 2008
By Michael L. Fraguada - Published on
Format: Hardcover
You will not regret investing your money on this one. Textbooks are an investment, and this is a good one. The fact that so many universities have adopted this text suggests how great it is.
The only thing i think would make this book even better would be to add an online feature or cd that contains all graphs presented within the book. To solve problems and for general use these graphs are of much importance and having a digital copy of them would mean being able to print them out and scribble on them as much as needed. Other than that, you will enjoy reading this book and if you're like me you won't consider selling it after taking the class.
P.S: This won't be the easiest course you will encounter.
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