Prof W N Dawes and Dr A Boies
Timing and Structure
Lent term. Conduction and radiation (Dr A Boies), convection and mass transfer (Prof. W N Dawes); 16 lectures.
The aims of the course are to:
- Provide an understanding of the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer processes in engineering systems.
- Provide methods for analysis and solution of problems involving heat and mass transfer using fundamental differential analysis.
- Guide the process of scaling analysis and finding solutions by analogy.
As specific objectives, by the end of the course students should be able to:
- Understand the principles of conduction, radiation and convection and apply them to the design and analysis of engineering systems and problems
- Understand the analogy between heat, mass and momentum transfer
- Understand the origin and use of non-dimensional groups and their analogues in heat, mass and momentum transfer
- Understand the principles of phase change
- Understand the process of mass diffusion in gases, liquids and solids
- Develop an intuition for scaling and magnitudes in heat transfer
- Develop an understanding of numerical and experimental methods for solving practical problems
Multidimensional conduction (3L)
- Heat equation
- Multi-dimensional steady-state conduction in solids
- Transient conduction: Biot and Fourier numbers, lumped capacitance
- Numerical methods
Radiation heat transfer (3L)
- Spectral radiation
- Spectral absorptivity, emissivity, transmissivity
- Form factor calculations and approximations
- Numerical methods
Convective Heat Transfer (7L)
- Principles of convection
- Forced convection
- Free convection
- Heat exchangers
- Numerical methods and examples
Mass transfer (3L)
- Conservation laws and constitutive relations
- Diffusive and convective fluxes
- Mass and heat transfer analogies
Laboratory experiment: short or full report
Impinging flow experiment
- Measure temperatures across a metal plate
- Determine the power delivered to a test plate
- Determine the local Nusselt number for flow over an impinging plate
- Correlate the Nusselt number to the relevant flow parameters, and compare to theory
- Sessions will take place in Hopkinson Laboratory during week(s) [TBA]
- This activity does not involve preliminary work
Full Technical Report:
Students will have the option to submit a Full Technical Report.
Please refer to the Booklist for Part IIA Courses for references to this module, this can be found on the associated Moodle course.
Please refer to Form & conduct of the examinations.
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