Heat Transfer

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Heat Transfer

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisites & Class Requirements
    Differential & Integral (Required)
    Eng Math 1 (Required)
    Eng Math 2 (Recommended)
    Fluid Mech 1 (Required)
    Fluid Mech 2 (Recommended)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    F.P.Incropera & D.P.DeWitt, Foundation of Heat Transfer, 6th Ed.
    However, the following textbook should be fine.
    F.P.Incropera & D.P.DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 5th Ed.
    F.P.Incropera & D.P.DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 6th Ed.

    Lecture materials are available in ibook, pdf files.
    Printed lecture note (color or B&W) is available in copy central (B1, Science library)

    Introduction and basic concepts

    Introduction to conduction - governing equations, properties

    One-dim. steady-state conduction - plane wall, cylinders

    One-dim. steady-state conduction - fin analysis

    Two-dim. steady-state conduction - Separation of variables, graphic method

    Transient conduction - Lumped capacity method, semi-infinite solid

    Introduction to Convection - concept, fluid mechanics review

    Introduction to Convection - boundary layer, momentum and heat transfer analogy

    External flow - flat plate (similarity solution)

    External flow - cylinders in crossflow, flow across banks of tubes

    Internal flow - flow conditions, fully developed flow

    Internal flow - laminar flow in circular tubes, heat transfer enhancement

    Free convection - physical concepts, governing equation

    Heat Exchangers -analysis, effectiveness, NTU method

    Radiation - black body radiation, shape factor

    Radiation -view factor, radiation exchange

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