After the course, the student will be able to:
- apply the basic relations for the three heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection and thermal radiation) to steady situations
- determine steady heat transfer rates for internal and external flows, using correlations and graphs
- determine unsteady temperature distributions inside objects using theoretical relations and graphs
- explain how various relations can be derived from the conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy
This is a part of Semester 6 of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (UT-VU) See here for the compete description of this semester.|
Three mechanisms of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) are introduced in the context of engineering applications. Steady-state and transient conduction problems are treated for one-dimensional, axisymmetric, and spherically symmetric problems. Convective heat transfer is also presented in great detail, closely interacting with the course ‘fluid dynamic. Non-dimensional groups are explained and derived leading to some non-dimensional groups such as the Reynolds number, the Prandtl number, the Nusselt number and the Biot number.
Please note: This course takes place in Amsterdam and is only accessible for BSc UT-VU ME students.