Mechanical Engineering

Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer
Fundamentals of heat transfer; basics of conduction, convection, and radiation; mass transfer by analogy; heat exchangers; computer applications to practical design and analysis problems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 312
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 340
Course Outcomes: 

Conservation Principles

1. Each student can build models of heat transfer processes and systems by applying conservation of mass and energy to a system.

Fundamentals of Conduction

2. Each student can describe the physical mechanisms involved in conduction heat transfer. Each student can use Fourier's law in conjunction with conservation of energy to develop the heat diffusion equation.

Conduction Analysis

3. Each student can utilize solution methods for the heat diffusion equation to analyze 1D, 2D, steady and transient problems, including the use of thermal circuits and analytical and numerical methods.

Extended Surfaces

4. Each student can analyze extended surfaces using the fundamentals of conduction and convection. Each student can use fin efficiency and fin effectiveness to evaluate the performance of a fin or fin array.

Fundamentals of Convection

5. Each student can describe the physical phenomena associated with convection and use non-dimensional parameters to analyze convection heat transfer. Each student can calculate local and global convective heat fluxes using Newton's law of cooling.

Convection Analysis

6. Each student can use empirical correlations to analyze external and internal, forced and free convection problems.

Fundamentals of Radiation

7. Each student can describe the physical mechanisms involved in radiation heat transfer. Each student can model radiative heat transfer processes and include radiative processes when analyzing heat transfer at a surface.

Radiative Heat Exchange

8. Each student can calculate total, hemispherical radiative properties of surfaces from their spectral, directional counterparts and evaluate the radiative heat exchange between diffuse, gray surfaces in enclosures.

Problem Solving

9. Each student can identify heat transfer phenomena in real-world applications, use a systematic method (e.g. 5 Ps of Problem Definition) to formulate a useful engineering problem statement, use basic concepts and fundamental laws to build a model that addresses the engineering problem, solve the engineering problem using a systematic method (e.g. SAFER), and document their analysis using an organized structure (e.g. IMRaD) to convey conclusions and recommendations.