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ME 662 Intermediate Heat Transfer

Catalog Description

ME 662 Intermediate Heat Transfer (3). Prerequisite: ME 440. Classical heat conduction solutions and numerical techniques. Intermediate convection and radiative heat transfer topics.

Prerequisites by Topic

  1. Ordinary differential equations
  2. Numerical calculus
  3. Undergraduate heat transfer


Incropera and DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat Transfer, John Wiley, 2002.


Kays and Crawford, Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, McGraw-Hill, 1993. Siegel and Howell, Taylor and Francis, Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, 2002. Poulikakos, Conduction Heat Transfer, Prentice Hall, 1994.


E.G. Brehob, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to acquaint graduate professional students in Mechanical Engineering with techniques to use in the analysis of heat and mass transfer analyses. Conduction heat transfer for steady and transient, multidimensional systems, convection based on classical analytical and empirical solutions and intermediate topics in radiation heat transfer.


  1. One-dimensional steady-state and transient lumped systems (4 classes)
  2. One-dimensional transient and two-dimensional steady-state systems (6 classes)
  3. Numerical methods, finite difference and finite element methods (8 classes)
  4. Convection heat transfer (13 classes)
  5. Radiation heat transfer in non-participating media (10 classes)
  6. Examinations (2 classes)

Computer Use

Various software tools such as Excel and ANSYS.

Laboratory Projects


Laboratory Schedule

Three 50 minute sessions per week devoted to lecture, discussion, and problem solving. Evaluation Homework 20%, Exams 60%, Final Exam 20%

Professional Component Contribution

Engineering science: 3 credits.

Relationship to Program Objectives

This course supports Mechanical Engineering program objectives by developing:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 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.

Prepared by E.G. Brehob, April 2005

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