The book addresses to the students and teachers of mechanical and chemical engineering as well as practising engineers.
Provides relevant property data in easily readable alphabetical form at different temperatures for:
Metals and Alloys, Liquids and Gases of engineering interest,
Building and insulating materials,
Heat transfer correlations in easily readable form with notations side by side for:
Conduction both steady and unsteady state,
Both forced and natural Convection under various flow configurations,
Radiation for various geometrical configurations.
Radiation data for surfaces and solar radiation,
Heat exchangers of various configurations including storage type and finned type
Mass transfer data for various combination of diffusing elements.
Provision of charts when the equations involved are long and complex.
Multicolour edition enhances clarity and readability.
About the Author(s):
C.P. Kothandaraman, B.E. (Hons.), M.S., Ph.D., F.I.E., started his teaching career as lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in 1958 at the P.S.G. College of Technology. After promotion as a professor in 1967, he continued to work for the college until his retirement in 1991 as a Vice Principal.
His subject areas are Heat Transfer, Thermal Science and Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Solar Energy and Bio-gas Applications. Since 1985, he has also guided teaching of CAD/CAM subjects.
His other books with the same publishers are (1) Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer (2) Refrigeration Data Book and (3) Steam Tables. His other publication in this area is the widely used Heat and Mass Transfer Data Book for which Dr. S. Subramanian is the co-author. He has also co-authored books on Thermodynamics, Thermal Engineering and Computer Graphics.
He is now engaged in providing consultation in the design of heat exchangers, dryers, boilers and dust collection equipment.
Dr.Subramanyan , former Principal, PSG College of Technology former Registrar and former Vice Chancellor, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore had his education at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Imperial College, London and Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He had been a post doctoral Fellow at the University of Kingston and University of Alberta in Canada. He had been on the faculty of PSG College of Technology from 1959 to 1994. He has considerable experience in teaching subjects related to Thermal Engineering including Heat Transfer. At present he serves as Advisor for several leading engineering institutions.