AREN 305: Heat Transfer


Basic definitions, introduction of the different modes of heat transfer. Conduction of heat transfer; Fourier’s law, steady state heat transfer, heat transfer through plane walls, cylinders and spheres.  Electrical analogy, heat transfer through materials in series and parallel and in fins.  Convection heat transfer: Introduction to dimensional analysis. Forced convection, Reynold’s analogy, flow over plates, flow in tubes; natural or free convection.  Radiation heat transfer: Black body and grey body concepts, emmissivity, absorbtivity, transmissivity, radiosity, Lambert’s law, geometric factor, radiation shields, parallel plates, electrical analogy. Mixed mode heat transfer.  Expand surfaces, cooling fins and heat exchangers