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Heat Transfer
HEAT TRANS
CLASS CODE: ME 423 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Heat transfer models for conduction, convection, and radiant energy transfer. Design of systems involving heat, mass, and momentum transfer.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Some Summers
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Engineering Heat Transfer
- Transient and Steady State Heat Transfer
- 1D, 2D, and 3D Heat Transfer
- Conduction Heat Transfer
- Free and Forced Convection Heat Transfer
- External and Internal Momentum and Thermal Boundary Layer Flows
- Electromagnetic Wave Transmission
- Engineering Design Models for Heat Exchangers
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Develop, recognize, and model the three fundamental modes of engineering heat transfer. Develop intuitive perspective of phenomena involving the different modes.
2. Recognize and derive model equations for transient and steady state heat transfer rates and temperature distributions for all three modes of heat transfer. Perform energy balances for both closed and open engineering systems.
3. Recognize and use to advantage appropriate form of model equations for 1D, 2D, and 3D heat transfer for each of the three modes of energy transport due to temperature difference.
4. Develop and efficiently use appropriate model equations for conduction heat transfer. Develop and use appropriate non-dimensional parameters used in conduction heat transfer analysis.
5. Develop and efficiently use appropriate model equations for free and forced convection heat transfer. Review basic characteristics of external and internal momentum and thermal boundary layer flows. Develop and use appropriate non-dimensional parameters used in convection heat transfer analysis.
6. Review basic parameters for electromagnetic wave transmission, especially in the radiation heat transfer spectrum. Develop and efficiently use appropriate model equations for radiation heat transfer. Develop and use appropriate physical and geometrical parameters used in radiation heat transfer analysis.
7. Develop and use engineering design models for heat exchangers.
8. Use model equations for conduction, convection, and radiant heat transfer in physical, natural, biological, and technological systems and components.
REQUIREMENTS: Homework, quizzes, exams, and projects
PREREQUISITES: Math 316, ME 322, ME 360, PH 123
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003