ME3122



Heat Transfer

This core module develops a foundation for the basic concepts of heat transfer through an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of heat transfer via conduction, convection and radiation. The emphasis would be on the understanding of the basic concepts of the three modes of heat transfer and application to simple systems. An introduction to heat exchangers is provided. The major topics are: Steady; One-dimensional and two-dimensional heat conduction; Unsteady heat conduction; Lumped system analysis; Extended surfaces; Hydrodynamic and thermal boundary layers; Laminar and turbulent forced convection; Reynolds analogy; Free convection; Heat exchangers; Black and gray body radiation; Radiation between diffuse surfaces.

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