Convection Heat Transfer

MECH 646

 

Catalog Description: Fundamentals; conservation, constitutive equations; second law; forced, free convection; internal, external flows; laminar, turbulent flows.

 

Textbook: Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, Kays, Crawford and Weigand, 4th Edition, McGRaw Hill

Location and Meeting Times : MWF, 12:00 to 12:50 p.m., Academic Village C141

Instructor: Anthony J. Marchese                                      Download Course Syllabus here

Office: A103 H Engineering

Lab: Engines and Energy Conversion Lab
Phone: (970) 491-2328
Email: marchese@colostate.edu

home and objectives

The main objective of the course is for students to demonstrate a mastery of the fundamental theory and the engineering applications of convective heat transfer, including laminar and turbulent fluid flow, boundary layers, forced and natural convection. The computer programs TexStan and FLUENT will be utilized periodically to solve laminar and turbulent convection problems.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

Derive the differential and integral equations (mass, momentum, energy) for laminar and turbulent boundary layers and explain each term in each equation.
Formulate and solve laminar and turbulent internal flow heat transfer problems using analytical and numerical models.
Formulate and solve laminar and turbulent external flow heat transfer problems using analytical and numerical models.
Formulate and solve laminar natural convection heat transfer problems using analytical models.

course outline and notes
homework assignments
TexStan
FLUENT
research
rules and grading

Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523 Phone / 970.491.2328
Contact  marchese@colostate.edu with questions, problems or comments.
2009 Anthony J. Marchese.