Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 202100010
Heat transfer
Course infoSchedule
Course module202100010
Credits (ECTS)3.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personN. Basson, MSc
Contactperson for the course
N. Basson, MSc
N. Basson, MSc
D. Jafari
prof.Dr.-Ing. W. Rohlfs
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
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.

Assumed previous knowledge
Prior Knowledge
Mathematics: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Engineering Thermodynamics
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering-VU
Required materials
Course material
Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and applications, 4th edition; Y.A. Cengel & A.J. Ghajar, McGrawHill.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes

Presence dutyYes

Written test

Kies de Nederlandse taal