ME50500 - Intermediate Heat Transfer

Spring 2017

Days/Time: TTh / TBD
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To enhance the understanding of heat and mass transfer processes and their relevance to industrial problems, strengthen analytical skills and the ability to cope with complex problems, and provide experience in treating multimode heat and mass transfer effects and in solving realistic engineering problems.

Heat and mass transfer by diffusion in one-dimensional, two-dimensional, transient, periodic, and phase change systems. Convective heat transfer for external and internal flows. Similarity and integral solution methods. Heat, mass, and momentum analogies. Turbulence. Buoyancy driven flows. Convection with phase change. Radiation exchange between surfaces and radiation transfer in absorbing-emitting medial. Multimode heat transfer problems.

Topics Covered:
Heat transfer fundamentals; Conduction heat transfer; Convection heat and mass transfer; Thermal systems analysis; Phase change heat transfer; Radiation heat transfer.

Undergraduate course in heat transfer that covers conduction, convection and radiation.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Address:

Web Content:
Syllabus, lecture notes, homework assignments and solutions.

Bi-weekly assignments; the preferred method of homework (HW) submission is uploading scanned PDF at the course webpage (i.e. Blackboard site). If webpage is not accessible on the due date, HW by faxed or e-mail to the instructor. If e-mailed, the subject should read "[ME505-Homework-Your Name]".

Required. Details TBA.

One midterm and final

Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.
Tentative-- REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: ISBN: 9780470501979 -- Fundamentals of Heat & Mass Bergman, Labine, Incropera and DeWitt, 7th ed., Wiley, 2011, ISBN 0-471-45728-0. A list of reference texts will be provided by the professor for additional information.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements; syllabus, grades, lecture notes, homework assignments, quizzes, chat room, and message board will be available via course web.

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Amy Marconnet
Purdue University
School of Mechanical Engineering
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
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