ME 440 Heat Transfer
ME 440 Heat Transfer (3). Prerequisite: ME 401. A study of the fundamental laws and applications of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation.
Prerequisites by Topic
- Differential equations
- Electromagnetic phenomenon
F.P. Incropera and D.P. DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 4th edition, John Wiley, 2002.
Several textbooks in the area of heat transfer.
A.K. Kelecy, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Course Learning Outcomes
This course is designed to introduce fourth year students in Mechanical Engineering to the fundamental laws of heat transfer of conduction, convection, and radiation. The geometric design of heat exchangers is covered.
- An introduction to the fundamental laws of conduction, convection, and radiation (2 classes)
- Steady state heat conduction in one dimension (6 classes)
- Heat conduction in two or more independent variables (7 classes)
- Application of boundary layer theory to problems of forced and free convection (3 classes)
- Heat exchangers (3 classes)
- Working formulas and dimensionless correlations for forced and free convection including heat exchangers (6 classes)
- Heat transfer by radiation (12 classes)
- Examinations (3 classes and 2½ hours)
Several projects require that students use spreadsheets or other software with similar attributes.
Three 50 minute sessions per week devoted to lecture, discussion, and problem solving.
Homework: 15%, exams: 70%, design projects: 15%.
Curriculum Criterion Contribution
Engineering science: 2 credits, engineering design: 1 credit.
Relationship to Program Outcomes
This course supports Mechanical Engineering Department B.Sc. program objectives by developing:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve problems in the field of mechanical engineering.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for the practice of mechanical engineering.