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Course module: 202000198
Energy and Heat Transfer
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000198
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. M. Mehrali
dr. M. Mehrali
Contactperson for the course
dr. M. Mehrali
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 5 B-ID
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After passing the course, the student can:
  1. describe definitions and basic concepts in the area of heat and energy
  2. explain the physical principles that play a role in energy and heat management in products
  3. recognise forms of energy(conversion) and heat transfer in a product
  4. make calculations/estimations of energy and heat management in products
  5. critically assess and compare data and results
This is a part of Module 5, ID 5 Human Product Relations of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.

When designing products, use and transfer of energy (heat) have to be taken into account. In this course, the basic principles of energy and heat transfer and several design principles will be discussed. Products from daily practice of industrial designers will be used as a starting point.

In the first part of the couse during the lectures, several concept are introduced, a.o.: energy(forms), work, power, efficiency and heat transfer through conduction, convection and radiation, as well as its corresponding units.
Like stated in the learning objectives, these concepts are practiced at different levels: knowing, understanding, recognizing in products, estimating, calculating and critically assessing. To realise this, assignments are given during the tutorials. Part of these assignments have to be handed in. Only when these assignments are sufficient, a student can participate in the final exam of the course.  In the second part  students work on a group assignment. A given product will be analysed using the basic subject matters from the first part on energy and heat management. An oral exam will be done to assess this part.

Parallel to this group assignment some guest lectures will take place in which the subject matters from the first part are applied in current design practice for industry and society. Also support lectures are given to give students feedback on work that was handed in.

This course is a preparation to design courses in which technical aspects play a role, like project 'Mechatronica Design and Systems (Module 11)'. It provides basic knowledge used in the entire bachelor programme and the bachelor theses assignment.

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact:
Module 5
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