Course Prerequisites
Fluid Mechanics (can be taken simultaneously); Calculus through differential equations
Meeting Time and Place
Lectures M,T,W,Th 8:309:45 AM in 105 RileyRobb 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 bioheat transfer equation for mammalian tissue; Overview of governing equations; General Boundary Conditions  1,2  
May 29, W 
4 
CHAPTER 4: STEADYSTATE HEAT CONDUCTION Slab; Multiple slabs; Cylinder; 
4  
May 30, Th 
5 
Slab with heat generation; Thermoregulation CHAPTER 5: UNSTEADYSTATE 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 Semiinfinite 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: 3:005:00 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 liquidgas;  8  
June 17, M  14 
Ashim Away Equilibrium in solidgas; Equilibrium in solidliquid; 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: 3:005:00 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; UNSTEADYSTATE DIFFUSION/DISPERSION; Lumped parameter; Slab with internal resistance; 
12  
June 25, T  19  Semiinfinite region; Various boundary conditions; Drug elution problem solving; Summary  11  
June 26, W  20  CHAPTER 14: CONVECTIVE MASS TRANSFER; Governing equation; Convectiondispersion in an infinite fluid; Convectiondispersion in a semiinfinite region  13  7  
June 27, Th  21  Convectiondiffusion 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: 3:005:30 PM 