|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Khalid Saleh
Pre-requisite: MEC3102 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or MENS
Heat transfer is a necessary process in virtually all forms of energy generation and use; from coal fired to nuclear power stations, from automobile engines to rocket motors, from refrigerating cold stores to air conditioning space vehicles. A sound knowledge of this field is essential for all mechanical engineers.
This course further develops the basic physics concepts and principles learned in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to heat transfer in its three different modes. The three modes are conduction, convection (free and forced) and radiation. Application of these principles to practical industrial applications is an important aspect of this course.
Course learning outcomes
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- identify the various modes of heat transfer that are taking place in a particular system;
- analyse and design simple and complex thermofluids systems working at steady or non steady situations using analytical and numerical methods;
- modify existing designs to achieve high efficiency.
|1.||Basic modes of heat transfer||12.00|
|3.||Numerical analysis of heat conduction||12.00|
|4.||Analysis of convection heat transfer||8.00|
|6.||Forced convection inside tubes and ducts||8.00|
|7.||Forced convection over exterior surfaces||8.00|
|9.||Heat transfer by radiation||16.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Problem Solving 1||No||10||1|
|Problem Solving 2||No||15||1,2|
|Problem Solving 3||No||25||1,2,3|
|Time limited online examinatn||No||50||1,2,3|