Heat and Mass Transfer Lab


  • Campus

    Technology Campus (Peenya Campus)
  • Used By

    Students, Current Students, Faculty / Staff, Research
Heat Transfer1

Details

he Heat and Mass Transfer Lab is equipped to support the undergraduate and postgraduate course curriculum in the fields of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and automobile engineering. Its combustion-related equipment also makes the lab ideal for research purposes. 

Using experiments, students are taught about modes of heat transfer. They also develop a thorough understanding of heat transfer equipment and extended surfaces. 

Particulars of the Facility

Total area of the lab : 174.56 sq m

Salient Features
Sl. NoName of the FacilitySpecificationsQuantity
1Desktop ComputersP4, 4GB RAM, Dual Core, 160GB Hard Disk1 no.
2SoftwareAnsys1 no.
3Thermal conductivity of metal rodComputerized Flowmeter, Computerized Temperature indicator, Computerized Power meter, Specimen size: (L X D) 500 mm X 15 mm, Expt. Size: 500 mm X 140 mm X 200 mm1 No
4Thermal conductivity of composite cylinder apparatusComputerized Flowmeter, Computerized Temperature indicator (3 nos.) Specimen size: (L X D) 320 mm X 50 mm, Expt. Size: 320 mm X 120 mm X 230 mm1 No.
5Natural convective heat transferComputerized power meter, Computerized Temperature indicator, Specimen size: (L X D) 200 mm X 30 mm, Expt. Size: (L X D) 200 mm X 490 mm1 No.
6Forced convection heat transferComputerized Temperature indicator (2 nos.), Computerized Power meter, pipe diameter: 25 mm, Expt. Size: 1050 mm X 200 mm X 900 mm1 No.
7Stefan Boltzmann’s constant apparatusComputerized Temperature indicator, Cavity diameter 240 mm, Size: 270 mm X 270 mm X 140 mm1 No.
8Heat transfer in pin finComputerized Temperature indicator (2 nos.), Specimen size: (L X B X H) 160 mm X 5 mm X 10 mm, Expt. Size: 700 mm X 130 mm X 1000 mm1 No.
9Heat transfer in Lagged pipeComputerized Temperature indicator (2 nos.), Computerized power indicator, Specimen size: (L X D) 83 mm X 100 mm, 95 mm X 100 mm and 105 mm X 100 mm, Expt. Size: 490 mm X 130 mm X 200 mm1 No.
10Two phase boiling heat transfer setup
11Radiation sheilds apparatus
12Verification of Fick’s law apparatus
13Flame propagation apparatus
14Fluidized bed combustion apparatusFluidised bed temperature up to 500 oC Inner Dia: 90 mm Combustion chamber height: 380 mm Combustion chamber material: Quartz1 No.
15Droplet and film condensation apparatusDiameter of heater tube: 0.01 m Heater Rating: 200W Length of heater tube: 0.56 m Length of copper and gold coated tube: 0.3 m Length & breadth of vertical plate: 0.05X0.05m1 No.
16Parallel and counter flow heat exchanger test rigComputerized Flowmeter, Computerized Temperature indicator (2 nos.) Heater power rating 3 kW, rated pressure 150 kPa, 1 liter capacity, 4 Solenoid valves, Expt. Size: 1380 mm X 230 mm X 250 mm1 No.
17Boys gas calorimeterComputerized Temperature indicator, rotameter, Digital weight scale, Expt. Size: 310 mm X 500 mm X 140 mm1 No.
18Bomb calorimeterComputerized Temperature indicator Expt. Size: 360 mm X 360 mm X 360 mm1 No.
19Junker’s gas calorimeterExpt. Size: 240 mm X 240 mm X 900 mm1 No.
20Cleveland open cup apparatus for flash and fire pointExpt. Size: 150 mm X 150 mm X 200 mm1 No.
21Abel’s apparatus for flash and fire pointExpt. Size: 130 mm X 130 mm X 370 mm1 No.
22Pensky Martin apparatus for flash and fire pointExpt. Size: 240 mm X 240 mm X 240 mm1 No.
23Saybolt’s viscometerExpt. Size: L X D 420 mm x 175 mm1 No.
24Redwood ViscometerExpt. Size: 160 mm X 160 mm X 350 mm1 No.
25Torsion ViscometerExpt. Size: 200 mm X 200 mm X 680 mm1 No.
26Cloud and pour point apparatusExpt. Size: L X D 280 mm X 185 mm1 No.
27Carbon residue apparatusExpt. Size: 330 mm X 330 mm X 330 mm Computerized Temperature indicator1 No.
Hardware-Refrigeration and AC
28Refrigeration test rigRefrigerant: R‑134A, Computerized Flowmeter, Computerized barometer, Thermostat, fan control, Computerized Temperature indicator, Computerized Power meter (2 nos.), Solenoid and capillary tube expansion, Condenser fan rated at 150 W and 1430 RPM, Expt. Size: 1200 mm X 620 mm X 700 mm
29Air conditioning test rigComputerized Flowmeter, computerized barometer, Computerized velocity meter, computerized hygrometer, Thermostat, fan control, Computerized Temperature indicator (2 nos.), Computerized Power meter (3 nos.), Solenoid and capillary tube expansion, Condenser fan rated at 150 W and 1430 RPM, Expt. Size: 2660 mmX 660 mm X 1350 mm1 no.
30Parabolic solar collector with cookerComputerized Temperature indicator, Angle measured with protractor, Expt. Size: 1000 mm X 1000 mm X 1070 mm1 no.
31Evacuated tube solar water heater with solar panel for pump(Solar water heater)Expt. Size: 1550 X 1030 X 1100 (mm^3) Computerized Temperature indicator, solar panel dimensions: 1530 X 700 X 1120, rated at 120 W, Monocrystalline connected with inverter and a battery1 no.
32Wind turbine demonstration setupFan controller, Computerized ammeter, Computerized Voltmeter, Computerized tachometer, Expt. Size: 750 mm X 760 mm X 420 mm1 no.
33Solar panel setup of 20 and 40 W(Rated at 40 W)Expt. Size: 600 mm X 550 mm (Rated at 20 W)Expt. Size: 460 mm X 320 mm1 no.
Turbomachinery Laboratory
34Gas turbine test rigWren 180 LAB engine. Fully working, instrumented miniature gas turbine engine of 180 N thrust with control system and remote starting and running station
35Steam turbine test rigType: 2 stage reaction turbine Nozzle diameter: 3 mm Flow type: Tangential + radial Eddy current dynamometer: 0.75 kW
36Water tube boiler
37WREN Gas TurbineWren 180 LAB engine. Fully working, instrumented miniature gas turbine engine of 180 N thrust with control system and remote starting and running station
38Turbocharger-based gas turbineDemo model
39Steam boilerBoiler diameter: 800 mm Height: 1000 mm Steam capacity: 100 kg/​hr Pressure: 7.5 barsMax Pressure: 15 bars Pressure gauge 10 bars (2 Nos.)Seperating Calorimeter: 1 No. Throttle Calorimeter: 1 No. K‑Type thermocouple for temperature measurement with digital readout.
40Steam condenserOuter diameter: 250 mm Inlet diameter: 16 mm Length of condenser: 750 mm Number of tubes: 60