Heat Transfer

10 Units

This course provides a full introduction to engineering heat transfer. The three different heat transfer modes – thermal conduction, convection and radiation – are considered. Furthermore, common engineering elements for the dissipation, insulation and storage of thermal energy are addressed. These concepts are combined into a holistic thermal management approach.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of heat transfer principals in an engineering context.
  2. Solve engineering problems related to heat transfer and thermal management.
  3. Understand and apply experimental techniques related to the measurement and analysis of heat transfer processes.
  4. Communicate experimental results through the preparation of written reports.

  1. Static and dynamic heat transfer
  2. Thermal conduction
  3. Convective heat transfer
  4. Radiation heat transfer
  5. Heat exchangers
  6. Thermal insulation
  7. Thermal storage
  8. Thermal management

Assumed Knowledge MECH2710 Fluid Mechanics 1
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Report: Laboratory Report
  • Quiz: Mid-semester quiz
  • Formal Examination: Final exam

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for MECH3695
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