Thermal engineering

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Heating or cooling of processes, equipment, or enclosed environments are within the purview of thermal engineering.

One or more of the following disciplines may be involved in solving a particular thermal engineering problem:

Thermal engineering may be practiced by mechanical engineers and chemical engineers.

One branch of knowledge used frequently in thermal engineering is that of thermofluids.


  • Engineering : HVAC
  • Cooling of computer chips [1]
  • Boiler design
  • Solar heating
  • In design of combustion engines
  • Thermal power plants


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