2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MECH 6631 - Topics in General Heat Transfer

Extensive review of heat transfer topics including conduction and convection in plates, walls, multi-layered walls and pipes. Use of empirical numbers (Nusselt, Prandtl, and Reynolds) for determining the convective film coefficient, and Biot and Fourier numbers for transient conduction. Review of heat transfer in fins and in heat exchangers. Use of the log-mean temperature difference and epsilon-NTU methods. Topics in radiation heat transfer including emissive power, black and grey bodies, and shape factor. Significant design project required. Not intended for mechanical engineering graduates of ABET-accredited programs. 3 credits.