GATE ME
Heat Transfer
Conduction
Previous Years Questions

Marks 1

Steady one-dimensional heat conduction takes place across the faces $$1$$ and $$3$$ of a composite slab consisting of slabs $$A$$ and $$B$$ in perfect...
A hollow cylinder has length $$L,$$ inner radius $${{r_1}}$$, outer radius $${{r_2}}$$, and thermal conductivity $$k.$$ The thermal resistance of the ...
A plastic sleeve of outer radius $${r_0} = 1\,\,mm$$ covers a wire (radius $$r = 0.5$$ $$mm$$) carrying electric current. Thermal conductivity of the ...
If a foam insulation is added to a $$4cm$$ outer diameter pipe as shown as figure, the critical radius of insulation (in $$cm$$) is ________. ...
As the temperature increases, the thermal conductivity of a gas
Consider a long cylindrical tube of inner and outer radii, $${r_i}$$ and $${r_0}$$ , respectively, length, $$L$$ and thermal conductivity, $$k.$$ Its ...
Consider one-dimensional steady state heat conduction, without heat generation, in a plane wall; with boundary conditions as shown in the figure below...
Consider one-dimensional steady state heat conduction along x-axis $$\left( {0 \le x \le L} \right),$$ through a planewall with the boundary surfaces ...
A pipe of $$25$$ $$mm$$ outer diameter carries steam. The heat transfer coefficient between the cylinder and surrounding is $$5$$ $$W/{m^2}K.$$ It is ...
In a composite slab, the temperature at the interface (Tinter) between two materials is equal to the average of the temperatures at the two ends. Assu...
In case of one dimensional heat conduction in a medium with constant properties, $$T$$ is the temperature at position $$x,$$ at time $$t.$$ Then $${{\...
One dimensional unsteady state heat transfer equation for a sphere with heat generation at the rate $$'{q_g}',$$ can be written as
In descending order of magnitude, the thermal conductivity of $$(a)$$ Pure iron, $$(b)$$ liquid water, $$(c)$$ saturated water vapour, and $$(d)$$ alu...
For a given heat flow and for the same thickness, the temp drop across the material will be maximum for
Two insulting materials of thermal conductivity $$K$$ and $$2K$$ are available for lagging a pipe carrying a hot fluid. If the radial thickness of eac...
Thermal conductivity is lower for

Marks 2

Heat is generated uniformly in a long solid cylindrical rod ( diameter $$ = 10\,\,mm$$) at the rate of $$4 \times {10^7}\,\,W/{m^3}.$$ The thermal con...
A brick wall $$\,\left( {k = 0.9{W \over {m.K}}} \right)$$ of thickness $$0.18$$ $$m$$ separates the warm air in a room from the cold ambient air. On ...
A cylindrical uranium fuel rod of radius 5 mm in a nuclear reactor is generating heat at the rate of $$4 \times {10^7}\,\,W/{m^3}.$$ The rod is cooled...
A $$10$$ $$mm$$ diameter electrical conductor is covered by an insulation of $$2$$ $$mm$$ thickness. The conductivity of the insulation is $$0.08$$ $$...
A plane wall has a thermal conductivity of $$1.15$$ $$W/m.K.$$ If the inner surface is at $${1100^ \circ }C$$ and the outer surface is at $${350^ \cir...
A material $$P$$ of thickness $$1$$ $$mm$$ is sandwiched between two steel slabs, as shown in the figure below. $$A$$ heat flux $$10\,kW/{m^2}$$ is su...
Heat transfer through a composite wall is shown in figure. Both the sections of the wall have equal thickness $$\left( \ell \right)$$. The conductivi...
Consider steady-state heat conduction across the thickness in a plane composite wall as shown in fig exposed to convection conditions on both sides. ...
Steady two dimensional heat conduction takes place in the body shown in the fig below. The normal temperature gradients over surface $$P$$ and $$Q$$ c...
For the three dimensional object shown in the fig below. Five faces are insulated. The sixth face $$(PQRS),$$ which is not insulted, interacts thermal...
Consider steady one-dimensional heat flow in a plate of $$20mm$$ thickness with a uniform heat generation of $$80MW/{m^3}.$$ The left and right faces ...
Consider steady one-dimensional heat flow in a plate of $$20mm$$ thickness with a uniform heat generation of $$80MW/{m^3}.$$ The left and right faces ...
Building has to be maintained at $${21^ \circ }C$$ (dry bulb) and $${14.5^ \circ }C$$ (wet bulb). The dew point temp under these conditions is $${10.1...
With an increase in the thickness of insulation around a circular pipe, heat loss to surroundings due to
A $$100$$ $$W$$ electric bulb was switched on in a $$2.5 \times 3 \times 3m$$ size thermally insulated room having temperature of $${20^0}C.$$ Room te...
Heat flows through a composite slab, as shown below. The depth of the slab is $$1$$ $$m.$$ the $$k$$ values are in $$W/m. K.$$ The overall thermal res...
Heat is being transferred by convection from water at $${48^ \circ }C$$ to a glass plate whose surface that is exposed to the water is at $${40^0}C.$$...
Heat is being transferred by convection from water at $${48^ \circ }C$$ to a glass plate whose surface that is exposed to the water is at $${40^0}C.$$...
It is proposed to coat a $$1mm$$ diameter wire with enamel paint $$\left( {k\,\,\,\, = 0.1W/m} \right.$$ - $$\left. K \right)$$ to increase heat trans...
The temp variation under steady heat conduction across a composite slab of two materials with thermal conductivies $${K_1}$$ and $${K_2}$$ is shown in...
For a current carrying wire of $$20$$ $$mm$$ diameter and having $$k=0.5W/mK$$ is exposed to air $$\left( {h = 20W/{m^2}K} \right),$$ maximum heat dis...
Match the property with their units Property $$A.$$ Bulk modulus $$B.$$ Thermal conductivity $$C.$$ Heat transfer coefficient $$D.$$ Heart flow ra...

Marks 5

A copper tube of $$20$$ $$mm$$ outer diameter, $$1$$ $$mm$$ thickness and $$20$$ $$m$$ long (Thermal conducti-vity$$ = 400$$ $$W/mK$$) is carrying sat...
A composite wall, having unit length normal to the plane of paper, is insulated at the top and bottom as shown in the figure. It is comprised of four ...
A gas filled tube has $$2$$ $$mm$$ inside diameter and $$25$$ $$cm$$ length. The gas is heated by an electrical wire of diameter $$50$$ microns ($$0.0...
An electric hot plate is maintained at a temperature of $${350^ \circ }C,$$ and is used to keep a solution boiling at $${95^ \circ }C.$$ The solution ...
Steam is flowing through an insulated steel pipe shown in the fig, is losing heat to the surroundings. The details are as follows Inner radius of stee...
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