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Thermal Related: Heat Transfer Book?

  1. Jan 23, 2008 #1
    I am currently enrolled in a course on Spacecraft Thermal Control, and, in addition to the Satellite Thermal Control Handbook, we are to purchase a book on heat transfer to use as a reference for the course. Does anyone have any recommendations? Listed below are some of the ones the professor listed.

    Bejan, A. (1993). Heat Transfer
    Chapman, A.J. (1987). Fundamentals of Heat Transfer
    Gebhart, B. (1971). Heat Transfer
    Jana, W.S. (1986). Engineering Heat Transfer
    Holman, J.P. Heat Transfer
    Kreith, F. and Bohn, M.S. (1993). Principles of Heat Transfer
    Lienhard, J.H. (1987). A Heat Transfer Text Book
    Ozsik, M.N. (1985). Heat Transfer - A Basic Approach
    White, F.M. (1988). Heat and Mass Transfer
    Whitaker, S. (1981). Fundamental Principles of Heat Transfer
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  3. Jan 24, 2008 #2


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    I used Holman and "Introduction to heat transfer" / Frank P. Incropera, David P. DeWitt.
    They are both good.
  4. Jan 24, 2008 #3


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    I have also found the Incropera/Dewitt text to be an excellent resource for heat transfer.

    It's important to note that the fourth edition (released in 2002) has many new applications and empirical approximations that early editions did not have, espcially in the areas of convection and radiation. For this reason, I would try and get the newest version of the text that you can manage.
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