ME 335 COURSE PROFILE
DEGREE PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering

COURSE NUMBER: ME 335 COURSE TITLE: Heat Transfer
REQUIRED COURSE OR ELECTIVE COURSE: Required TERMS OFFERED: Fall, Winter
TEXTBOOK / REQUIRED MATERIAL: Introduction to Heat Transfer, Incropera & DeWitt, Fourth Edition, 2002, Wiley. Or Principles of Heat Transfer, Kaviany, 2001, Wiley PRE / CO-REQUISITES: ME 320. I, II, IIIa (3 credits)
COGNIZANT FACULTY: H. Im
COURSE TOPICS:
  1. Conservation of energy, energy conversion, storage, and heat transfer
  2. Integral- and differential-volume energy equations, overview of elements in the energy equation
  3. Physics of conductivity, Steady-state and transient conduction, thermal resistance and thermal circuit models and analysis
  4. Physics of surface radiation, surface radiation properties, surface enclosure radiation exchange, thermal circuit modeling, nongray surfaces, inclusion of the heat transfer through the substrate
  5. Surface convection of fluid streams passing over objects, Nusselt, Prandtl, Reynolds, and Peclet numbers, analytical relations and correlations for the Nusselt number, thermal circuit diagram, inclusion of substrate heat transfer
  6. Laminar, turbulent, parallel, perpendicular, and thermobuoyant flows, boiling and condensation
  7. Surface convection and convection of internal fluid streams, Number of Thermal Units and Effectiveness, Nusselt number correlations, heat exchangers
  8. Design of thermal systems using solvers
BULLETIN DESCRIPTION: Heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation; heat storage; energy conservation, steady-state/transient conduction heat transfer; thermal circuit modeling; multidimensional conduction; surface radiation properties; enclosure radiation exchange; surface convection/fluid streams over objects, nondimensional numbers, laminar, turbulent, thermobuoyant flow, boiling and condensation; heat exchangers; design of thermal systems, solvers for problem solving/design.
COURSE STRUCTURE/SCHEDULE: Lecture: 3 days per week at 1 hour

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
for each course objective, links to the Program Outcomes are identified in brackets.

  1. To make students familiar with fundamental heat transfer concepts: conservation of energy, mechanisms of energy conversion, and mechanisms of heat transfer (conduction, radiation, and convection) [1, 3, 5, 9]
  2. To teach balance of energy applied to integral- and differential-volumes and discuss finite-small volume applied in numerical analysis [1, 3, 5]
  3. To teach the physics of thermal conduction in fluids and in solids (metals, plastics, ceramics) and composites such as insulation and define thermal conduction resistance [1, 3, 5, 9]
  4. To teach the physics of thermal radiation and thermal surface properties, and define surface-grayness and view-factor resistance [1, 3, 5, 9]
  5. To show how is transferred by surface convection, between a moving fluid and a solid, and define surface convection resistance [1, 3, 5, 9]
  6. To show how thermal circuit analysis can be used for thermal systems [5, 11]
  7. To enable students to make analysis of practical problems using these concepts and solvers [11]
  8. To teach the relation of thermal systems analysis to environmental concerns [8-10]
COURSE OUTCOMES:
for each course outcome, links to the Course Objectives are identified in brackets.
  1. Formulate engineering and natural thermal systems in terms of conservation of energy [1-8]
  2. Relate the rate of heat transfer to the potential for heat flow (difference in temperature) and thermal resistances [4-6]
  3. Determine these resistances for conduction, radiation, and convection heat transfer, using the fundamental relationships and correlations [1, 5]
  4. Learn to solve problems using solvers (multimode systems and design parameter sweep) [7]
  5. Compare the various resistances, along with thermal energy conversion and storage, in the thermal systems and identifying the dominant resistance [3-7]
  6. Learn to design modern, innovative thermal systems for various applications [6-8]
  7. Understand how heat transfer and thermal engineering impact environmental concerns [8]
ASSESSMENT TOOLS:
for each assessment tool, links to the course outcomes are identified
  1. Regular homework problems
  2. Exams

PREPARED BY: H Im
LAST UPDATED: 06/08/2011