FPEN 301: Transport Phenomena II (Heat Transfer)


Objectives: To understand the modes and phases of heat transfer and their application in food processing. To design and evaluate the performance of heat exchangers.

Description: The course introduces students to theories of heat transmission by conduction, convection and radiation. Students will appreciate steady and unsteady state heat transfer and applications in food processing.  Problems involving heat penetration, modelling and simulation of thermal processes and characterization of heat penetration data will be discussed. Other concepts involving thermal process calculations, heating processes, and heat transfer coefficients are explored. Discussions will also cover food heating equipment such as heat exchangers and their designs. Students will also appreciate Temperature Measuring Devices and analogies between heat and momentum transport. The course places emphasis on mathematical modelling, solution techniques and design.