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Syllabus (Summer)

Course Prerequisites

Fluid Mechanics (can be taken simultaneously); Calculus through differential equations

Meeting Time and Place

Lectures M,T,W,Th 8:30-9:45 AM in 105 Riley-Robb Hall

Textbook and Course Notes

  • Datta, A.K. 2017. Heat and Mass Transfer: A Biological Context (2nd edition). CRC Press. I follow the textbook very closely. The textbook has additional explanations and, most importantly, problem solving strategies throughout. Homework problems are assigned by number from the text.
  • Datta, A.K. 2015. BEE 3500 course notes (all overheads used in lectures). Only available with Prof. Datta and you should have both. Course notes are updated every year, so prior year copies are not a good idea.

Syllabus

 

Date

Lecture # Topics (Chapters and topics follow the text) Homework EdX Module Quiz
May 23, Th 1

Ashim Away

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

CHAPTER 1.  EQUILIBRIUM AND ENERGY CONSERVATION; Thermal Equilibrium and Laws of Thermodynamics; Energy Conservation;

CHAPTER 2.  MODES OF HEAT TRANSFER; Conduction Heat Transfer

1 1 (in class)
May 27, M 2

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

Thermal Conductivity; Convection Heat Transfer; Radiation Heat Transfer

CHAPTER 3: GOV. EQN. AND BOUNDARY COND. OF HEAT TRANSFER

Derivation of governing equation

2,3 2
May 28, T 3 Governing equation in cylindrical coordinates; The bio-heat transfer equation for mammalian tissue; Overview of governing equations;  General Boundary Conditions  1,2
May 29, W
4

CHAPTER 4: STEADY-STATE HEAT CONDUCTION

Slab; Multiple slabs; Cylinder;

4
May 30, Th
5

Slab with heat generation; Thermoregulation

CHAPTER 5: UNSTEADY-STATE HEAT CONDUCTION; Lumped parameter analysis

 3
June 3, M
6

Ashim Away

Slab with internal resistance; Average temperature; Implications of analytical solution; Numerical example contrasting slab and lumped parameter;

5 3
June 4, T
7

Ashim Away

Semi-infinite region; Introduction to numerical solution;

Review for exam

 4
June 5, W  8

Ashim Away

CHAPTER 6: CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER; Boundary layer; Definition of h

Prelim 1: 3:00-5:00 PM

6

June 6, Th

 

9

Movie/equations of convective heat transfer coefficient for various situations; Numerical example;  Summary

 

 5,6

June 10, M

 

10 CHAPTER 7: HEAT TRANSFER WITH CHANGE OF PHASE; Freezing of pure water, solution, cells and tissues; Freezing time calculation 7 4
June 11, T 11 CHAPTER 8: RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER; Thermal radiation as part of electromagnetic spectrum; Reflection, absorption and transmission; Thermal radiation emission from an ideal body; Fraction of energy emitted over a wavelength range by ideal and real bodies; Solar, atmospheric and earth surface radiation;  7
June 12, W 12 Solar, atmospheric and earth surface radiation—contd.; Radiative exchange between bodies; Radiative exchange numerical problem solving; Radiative heat transfer coefficient; Summary 8 5
June 13, Th 13 CHAPTER 9: EQUILIBRIUM AND MASS CONSERVATION; Concentrations in a gas; Mass conservation: Equilibrium in liquid-gas;  8
June 17, M 14

Ashim Away

Equilibrium in solid-gas; Equilibrium in solid-liquid; Kinetics of zero and first order reactions

CHAPTER 10: MODES OF MASS TRANSFER; Darcy flow in a porous solid;

9
June 18, T 15

Ashim Away

Diffusion mass transfer; Interpretation of diffusivity; Diffusivity for gases, liquids and solids; Dispersion in fluid and porous media; Convective mass transfer; Comparisons of the modes of mass transfer; Summary

 9
June 19, W 16

CHAPTER 11: GE AND BC FOR MASS TRANSFER; Governing equation for mass transfer; Boundary conditions; Problem formulation

Prelim 2: 3:00-5:00 PM

10,11 6
June 20, Th 17

CHAPTER 12: STEADY STATE MASS TRANSFER

A slab; Composite slab; Other geometries; Slab with chemical reaction; Fins and analogy with heat transfer;

 

 10
June 24, M 18

Summary

CHAPTER 13; UNSTEADY-STATE DIFFUSION/DISPERSION; Lumped parameter; Slab with internal resistance;

12
June 25, T 19 Semi-infinite region; Various boundary conditions; Drug elution problem solving; Summary  11
June 26, W 20 CHAPTER 14: CONVECTIVE MASS TRANSFER; Governing equation; Convection-dispersion in an infinite fluid; Convection-dispersion in a semi-infinite region 13 7
June 27, Th 21 Convection-diffusion in a stagnant gas; Convective mass transfer coefficient started
July 1, M 22 Convective mass transfer coefficient; Analogy to formulas for h; Numerical example of moisture transport from a wet surface; 12 14 8
July 3, W 23

Natural convection mass transfer; Simultaneous heat and mass transfer; Course summary; Exam discussions

FINAL EXAM:  3:00-5:30 PM

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