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Course module: 202000139
Heat Transfer
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000139
Credits (ECTS)3.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.Dr.-Ing. W. Rohlfs
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Examiner R. Hagmeijer
D. Jafari
Contactperson for the course
prof.Dr.-Ing. W. Rohlfs
prof.Dr.-Ing. W. Rohlfs
Examiner C.H. Venner
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 7 B-ME
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  1. To apply the basic relations for the three heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection and thermal radiation) to steady situations
  2. Determine steady heat transfer rates for internal and external flows, using correlations and graphs
  3. Determine unsteady temperature distributions inside objects using theoretical relations and graphs.
  4. Explain how various relations can be derived from the conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy.
  5. Derive dimensionless groups from conservation laws or from dimensional analysis. Understand use and interpretation of these dimensionless groups.
  6. Understand the theory and concepts of heat transfer by forced convection in external land internal flows object and be able to apply the basic relations for quantification in realistic problems
  7. Understand the theory and concepts of heat transfer by natural convection in external flow and in confinements and be able to apply the basic relations for quantification in realistic problems
  8. Elementary knowledge of the theory and concpets of heat transfer by radiation, and the ability to quantify heat transfer by radiation for enclosures of thermally black surfaces.
This is a part of module 7, ME 7 Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the compete description of the module.

In numerous engineering systems, the thermal management of great importance. The course Heat Transfer addresses the three mechanisms of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) on the basis of practical applications. Because convective heat transfer takes place by means of the flow of gases and liquids, the essential basic phenomena in fluid dynamics are also discussed.

Non-ME students can take this course if they meet the entry requirements.
Module 7
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Course material
Video material, lecture notes, and exercises all available through
Recommended materials
Course material
Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and applications, 4th edition; Y.A. Cengel & A.J. Ghajar, McGrawHill
Instructional modes

Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Exam Heat Transfer

written tests, online tests

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