10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Heat transfer mechanisms are introduced. Heat conduction, convection and radiation are studied in this order. Techniques for analysing heat transfer problems are then covered. Two applications, heat exchangers and fins are analysed in detail. At the end of the module, students should be able to: 1. State the fundamental processes of heat transfer and apply them to real world systems. 2. Understand how heat is transferred by conduction, convection and radiation. 3. Solve a variety of fundamental and applied heat transfer problems.

Staff Contact: RICCO PIERRE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study, Formal Exam
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing, Practical skills assessment

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