The course covers the concepts and principles of transport phenomena and focuses on heat transfer. The modes of heat transfer are studied in detail which are conduction, convection and radiation. The course begins with steady state conduction in cartesian and cylindrical coordinates and then numerical solutions for transient state. In conduction, the students learn the analytical equations of heat conduction, 1D spatial variation Fourier Biot equation, 1D spatial variation and thermal circuits, 2D spatial variation problems (steady state), lumped problems – transient and spatial variations – transient - analytical approximations. In addition to heat transfer in extended surfaces and fins. Also, numerical heat transfer models are solved using MATLAB. Convection principles discussed include analytical models for external and internal flow, laminar, turbulent and mixed regions, in addition to free and forced convection along with the external flow over flat plates and cylinders and internal flow through pipes. Radiation principles are introduced (such as terminology, gray surface approximation, blackbody and gray surface exchange), in addition to view factors and thermal circuits. The course also provides an introduction to principles, design and maintenance of heat exchangers, also introduces mass transfer and overall heat transfer coefficients.

Skill Level: Beginner