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Undergraduate Course: Heat Transfer 3 (MECE09031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course wil cover three modes of thermal energy transport; conduction, convection and radiation.
Course description L1 Introduction
L2 The heat conduction equation, 1-D conduction
L3 2-D steady HT: separation of variables
L4 Transient conduction: lumped capacitance
L5 Transient conduction: semi-infinite media
L6 Introduction to convection, boundary layers
L7 External flow over flat plates
L8 External flow over cylinders
L9 Heat-transfer inside circular tubes
L10 Overall heat transfer coefficients
L11 Free convection
L12 Heat exchangers
L13 Heat exchangers
L14 Introduction to radiation
L15 Surface emission
L16 Spectral dependence of emissivity
L17 View factors for surfaces
L18 Black and grey body enclosures
L19 Combined modes
L20 Combined modes
L21 Revision
L22 Revision
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesA standard introductory thermodynamics course, similar to Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (SCEE08006), and a standard introductory fluid mechanics class, similar to Fluid Mechanics 2 (SCEE08003).
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 80
Coursework %: 20
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The student will develop a fundamental and practical understanding of thermal energy transport.
  2. They will learn techniques required to analyse and design heat-transfer processes and systems.
  3. An important aspect will be the development of sound engineering judgement for recognition of salient heat-transfer issues and the capability to estimate quantitatively their effects.
Reading List
The text book Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer 7th Edition by Bergman, Lavine, Incropera, and DeWitt, John Wiley and Sons, (2011) will be a required text.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements The tutorial sessions will include a group (3-4 students) design assignment spanning several sessions, with a report. The report marks will constitute 20% of the final marks.
Keywordsheat transfer
Course organiserProf Mark Linne
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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