## ME30060: Heat transfer

[Page last updated: 27 October 2020]

Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Examination (EX 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (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 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.
Programme 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)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2020/21. Programmes and units are subject to change 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.Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.