Heat Transfer 1


Volume 9 - Mathematical and Mechanical Engineering SET Coordinated by Abdelkhalak El Hami

Heat Transfer 1

Michel Ledoux, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Normandy, France
Abdelkhalak El Hami, University of Normandy, INSA-Rouen-Normandie, France

ISBN : 9781786305169

Publication Date : March 2021

Hardcover 346 pp

165.00 USD



Heat is a branch of thermodynamics that occupies a unique position due to its involvement in the field of practice. Being linked to the management, transport and exchange of energy in thermal form, it impacts all aspects of human life and activity.

Heat transfers are, by nature, classified as conduction, convection (which inserts conduction into fluid mechanics) and radiation. The importance of these three transfer methods has resulted – justifiably – in a separate volume being afforded to each of them. This first volume is dedicated to thermal conduction, and, importantly, assumes an analytical approach to the problems presented, and recalls the fundamentals.

Heat Transfer 1 combines a basic approach with a deeper understanding of the discipline and will therefore appeal to a wide audience, from technician to engineer, from doctoral student to teacher-researcher.


1. The Problem of Thermal Conduction: General Comments.
2. The Physics of Conduction.
3. Conduction in a Stationary Regime.
4. Quasi-stationary Model.
5. Non-stationary Conduction.
6. Fin Theory: Notions and Examples.

About the authors/editors

Michel Ledoux was Professor and Vice-President at the University of Rouen, France. He was also Director of the UMR CNRS CORIA, then Regional Delegate for Research and Technology in Upper Normandy, France. Specializing in fluid mechanics and transfers, he has worked in the fields of reactive boundary layers and spraying. Currently retired, he is an adviser to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Normandy, collaborating with the Institute of Industrial Engineering Techniques (ITII) in Vernon, France .

Abdelkhalak El Hami is Full Professor of Universities at INSA-Rouen-Normandie, France. He is the author/co-author of several books and is responsible for the Chair of mechanics at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Normandy, as well as for several European pedagogical projects. He is a specialist in problems of optimization and reliability in multi-physical systems.