151-0211-00L  Convective Heat Transport

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersH. G. Park
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0211-00 GConvective Heat Transport
Does not take place this semester.
4 hrsH. G. Park

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AbstractThis course will teach the field of heat transfer by convection. This heat transport process is intimately tied to fluid dynamics and mathematics, meaning that solid background in these disciplines are necessary. Convection has direct implications in various industries, e.g. microfabrication, microfluidics, microelectronics cooling, thermal shields protection for space shuttles.
ObjectiveAdvanced introduction to the field of heat transfer by convection.
ContentThe course covers the following topics:
1. Introduction: Fundamentals and Conservation Equations 2. Laminar Fully Developed Velocity and Temperature Fields 3. Laminar Thermally Developing Flows 4. Laminar Hydrodynamic Boundary Layers 5. Laminar Thermal Boundary Layers 6. Laminar Thermal Boundary Layers with Viscous Dissipation 7. Turbulent Flows 8. Natural Convection.
Lecture notesLecture notes will be delivered in class via note-taking. Textbook serves as a great source of the lecture notes.
(Main) Kays and Crawford, Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, McGraw-Hill, Inc.
(Secondary) A. Bejan, Convection Heat Transfer
Incropera and De Witt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, or Introduction to Heat Transfer Kundu and Cohen, Fluid Mechanics, Academic Press V. Arpaci, Convection Heat Transfer

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersH. G. Park
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Additional information on mode of examinationWritten exam: 120 min. Grade is based on homework (30%) and final examination (70%). Written aids: Lecture notes and homework solutions, individual summary up to 8 pages and electronic calculator allowed, but no communication devices or notebook computer is allowed.

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