Heat Transfer

Summer 2024 > Engineering/Engineering Technology > MECH.3820 > 011

Course No: MECH.3820-011; SIS Class Nbr: 3541; SIS Term: 3340
Course Status: Open

Course Description

A calculus-based engineering course providing treatment of the fundamental modes of heat transfer. Topics include: steady-state and transient heat conduction in solids; forced and natural convection; the thermal boundary layer; dimensionless number such as Prandtl, Biot, Nusselt, Rayleigh, and Grashof numbers; Chilton-Colburn analogy; empirical engineering convection relations; thermal radiation heat exchange involving black and non-black body surfaces; extended surfaces (fins); heat exchangers.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: MECH.3810 Fluid Mechanics with a C- or better, or Spring 2020 grade of "P", and ME Majors only.
  • Core Codes: STEM
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Mark Sinofsky
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When Offered & Tuition

  • M,W-Th | 10:30 AM-12:50 PM ET
  • 2024 Summer: May 13 to Jun 26
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1065
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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Unless otherwise noted above

  • Summer Start I M/W classes begin on Monday May 13 and include 3 FRIDAYS: May 17, May 31 and June 14 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start I T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, May 14 and include 2 FRIDAYS: May 24 and June 7 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II M/W classes begin on Monday, July 8 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 12 and July 26 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, July 9 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 19 and August 2 at the regularly scheduled hours.

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