Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology



In engineering practice, basic and applied research in thermodynamics and heat transfer is increasingly important today since these plays a crucial role in the design of vehicles, power and process plants, cooking and heating devices and even IC chips, among other things. Performance enhancement of any such devices is a constant endeavor which can be achieved through the studies of heat transfer. Through the course of heat transfer lab, one can understand the basic concepts of heat transfer by conducting experiments practically. This course mainly throws light on understanding of three modes of heat transfer such as conduction, convection and radiation and heat transfer by phase change. It covers experiments such as determination of thermal conductivity of metal rod, heat transfer through composite wall, natural and forced convection heat transfer, transient heat conduction, heat transfer through fins under natural and forced convection conditions, determination of Stefan-Boltzman constant and emissivity of grey surfaces, boiling and condensation and performance test on vapour compression refrigerator and air conditioner.

Major Equipments :

  • Bomb calorimeter to measuring the heat of combustion of a particular reaction.