Course Description

Course Name

Heat Transfer

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


F.P.Incropera & D.P.DeWitt, Foundation of Heat Transfer, 6th Ed.
However, the following textbook should be fine.
F.P.Incropera & D.P.DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 5th Ed.
F.P.Incropera & D.P.DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th Ed.

Lecture materials are available in ibook, pdf files.
Printed lecture note (color or B&W) is available in copy central (B1, Science library)

Introduction and basic concepts

Introduction to conduction - governing equations, properties

One-dim. steady-state conduction - plane wall, cylinders

One-dim. steady-state conduction - fin analysis

Two-dim. steady-state conduction - Separation of variables, graphic method

Transient conduction - Lumped capacity method, semi-infinite solid

Introduction to Convection - concept, fluid mechanics review

Introduction to Convection - boundary layer, momentum and heat transfer analogy

External flow - flat plate (similarity solution)

External flow - cylinders in crossflow, flow across banks of tubes

Internal flow - flow conditions, fully developed flow

Internal flow - laminar flow in circular tubes, heat transfer enhancement

Free convection - physical concepts, governing equation

Heat Exchangers -analysis, effectiveness, NTU method

Radiation - black body radiation, shape factor

Radiation -view factor, radiation exchange

*Course content subject to change