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ME30060: Heat transfer

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To extend the student's ability to analyse and model conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, and apply this to engineering systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Describe the concepts and equations governing heat transfer by conduction.
* Solve heat transfer problems of engineering importance.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently; written communication.

Content:
HEAT CONDUCTION: Derivation of the general equation of conduction. Analytical and numerical solution of selected steady-state problems, including extended surfaces.
CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER: Review of the basic concepts of natural and forced convection. Laminar and turbulent flow in engineering heat transfer applications. Turbulence and its effect on heat transfer, empirical methods of solution for laminar and turbulent flow. Thermal Resistances and the lumped system approach.
THERMAL RADIATION: Review of principles of radiative heat transfer. Formulation of radiation equations for numerical solution and application to engineering heat transfer problems.
Heat transfer problems involving combined modes of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer.
HEAT EXCHANGERS: Review of the principles of heat exchanger design and the derivation of methods for sizing and predicting heat exchanger performance.
Topic for self study that could be examined.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME30060 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

ME30060 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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