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Heat Transfer Theory and Design

(15 Credits)

Aims : To provide a knowledge of heat transfer that is of vital importance in many industrial sectors from process industries, through vehicles, etc., power plant, to building technology.

Learning Outcomes: At completion, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic heat transfer processes.
  • Calculate heat transfer rates using correlations of non-dimensional groups, analytical techniques or numerical techniques.
  • Model real-life processes for the purposes of approximate calculation.
  • Understand the compromises between effectiveness and cost inherent in the design optimisation of heat transfer equipment.
  • Have basic knowledge about the roles of numerical techniques in heat transfer design and the frequently used commercial software packages.

Illustrative Bibliography :

Introduction to Heat Transfer by Frank P. Incropera and David P. DeWitt, John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Edition edition (20 Aug 2001)
Heat and Mass Transfer (SI units): A Practical Approach by Yunus A. Cengel, McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 3 edition (1 Oct 2006).
Heat Transfer [Paperback] by Jack P. Holman, McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 10 edition (1 May 2009).
Foundations of Heat Transfer: International Student Version by Frank P. Incropera, David P. DeWitt, Theodore L. Bergman and Adrienne S. Lavine, John Wiley & Sons; 6th Edition International Student Version edition (27 April 2012).
The Engineering Databook, Engineering Student Office, School of Engineering, University of Warwick.
Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids: S. I. Units , by G. F. C. Rogers and Yon R. Mayhew, Wiley-Blackwell; 5th Edition edition (27 Nov 1994).