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## ME40060: Heat transfer

Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Period: Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Assessment Detail:
• Coursework (CW 30%)
• Exam (EX 70%)
Supplementary Assessment: ME40060 Re-assessment examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
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 taking this unit the student will have an:
* Understanding of the concepts and equations governing heat transfer by conduction and be able to solve heat transfer problems of engineering importance.
* Understanding of the concepts and equations governing heat transfer by convection and be able to solve heat transfer problems of engineering importance.
* Understanding of the concepts and equations governing heat transfer by radiation and be able to 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 turbulent flow. Thermal Resistances and the lumped system approach. Convective boiling heat transfer.
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.
Programme availability:

#### ME40060 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-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Automotive Engineering (Year 4)
• UEME-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
• UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 4)
• UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)
• UEME-AKM17 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with French with Year long work placement (Year 5)
• UEME-AKM18 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with German with Year long work placement (Year 5)

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.