Course Prerequisites
Fluid Mechanics (can be taken simultaneously); Calculus through differential equations
Meeting Time and Place
Lectures MWF at 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM in 105 Riley-Robb Hall
Textbook and Course Notes
- Datta, A.K. 2017. Heat and Mass Transfer: A Biological Context. 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. 2017. BEE 3500 course notes. Copies of all overheads used in lectures are provided to you at cost.
- Both available at Campus Store. Prior year versions should not be used.
Syllabus
Date | Lec # | Topics (Chapters and topics follow the text) |
Aug 23, W | 1 | INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE |
Aug 25, F | 2 | CHAPTER 1. EQUILIBRIUM AND ENERGY CONS.; Laws of Thermodynamics; Energy Conservation; Temperature in living systems & the environment |
Aug 28, M | 3 | CHAPTER 2. MODES OF HEAT TRANSFER; Conduction Heat Transfer and Thermal Conductivity; Convection Heat Transfer |
Aug 30, W | 4 | Radiation Heat Transfer; CHAPTER 3: GOV. EQN. AND BOUNDARY COND. OF HEAT TRANSFER; Derivation of governing equation |
Sept 1, F | 5 | Special forms of governing equation; Cylindrical coordinates; The bio-heat transfer equation for mammalian tissue; Overview of governing equations |
Sept 6, W | 6 | General Boundary Conditions; CHAPTER 4: STEADY-STATE HEAT CONDUCTION; Slab |
Sept 8, F | 7 | Multiple slabs; Cylinder |
Sept 11, M | 8 | Problem Solving Session |
Sept 13, W | 9 | Slab with heat generation; Thermoregulation |
Sept 15, F | 10 | CHAPTER 5: UNSTEADY-STATE CONDUCTION; Lumped parameter analysis |
Sept 18, M | 11 | Slab with internal resistance; Average temperature |
Sept 20, W | 12 | Implications of analytical solution; Numerical example; Semi-infinite region |
Sept 22, F | 13 | Introduction to numerical solution; Review for exam |
Sept 25, M | 14 | CHAPTER 6: CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER; Boundary layer; Definition of h |
Sept 26, T | Prelim 1: 7:30 – 9:30 PM; Room 125 Riley-Robb Hall | |
Sept 27, W | 15 | Movie/equations of convective heat transfer coefficient for various situations; |
Sept 29, F | 16 | Numerical example; Complete convection |
Oct 2, M | 17 | CHAPTER 7: HEAT TRANSFER WITH CHANGE OF PHASE; Freezing of pure water, solution, cells and tissues |
Oct 4, W | 18 | Freezing time calculation |
Oct 6, F | 19 | CHAPTER 8: RADIATIVE HEAT TRANSFER; Thermal radiation as part of electromagnetic spectrum; Reflection, absorption and transmission; Emission |
Oct 9, M | No class; Fall Break | |
Oct 11, W | 20 | Fraction of energy emitted over a wavelength range by ideal and real bodies |
Oct 13, F | 21 | Solar, atmospheric and earth surface radiation; Radiative exchange between bodies |
Oct 16, M | 22 | Problem solving session |
Oct 18, W | 23 | Radiative exchange problem solving; Radiative heat transfer coefficient; Summary |
Oct 20, F | 24 | CHAPTER 9: EQUILIBRIUM AND MASS CONSERVATION; Concentrations in a gas; Mass conservation: Equilibrium in liquid-gas |
Oct 23, M | 25 | Equilibrium in solid-gas and solid-liquid; Kinetics of zero and first order reactions |
Oct 25, W | 26 | CHAPTER 10: MODES OF MASS TRANSFER; Darcy flow in a porous solid; Capillary flow |
Oct 27, F | 27 | Osmotic flow; Diffusion mass transfer; Interpretation of diffusivity; Diffusivity for gases, liquids and solids |
Oct 30, M | 28 | Dispersion in fluid and porous media; Convective mass transfer; Comparisons of the modes of mass transfer; Summary |
Oct 31, T | Prelim 2: 7:30-9:30 PM – Room 125 Riley-Robb Hall | |
Nov 1, W | 29 | CHAPTER 11: GE AND BC FOR MASS TRANSFER; Governing equation for mass transfer; Boundary conditions |
Nov 3, F | 30 | Boundary conditions complete; Problem formulation; |
Nov 6, M | 31 | CHAPTER 12: STEADY STATE MASS TRANSFER; A slab; Composite slab; Other geometries |
Nov 8, W | 32 | Slab with chemical reaction; analogy to heat transfer; Summary |
Nov 10, F | 33 | CHAPTER 13; UNSTEADY-STATE DIFFUSION/DISPERSION; Lumped parameter; Slab with internal resistance |
Nov 13, M | 34 | Slab—continued; Semi-infinite region |
Nov 15, W | 35 | CHAPTER 14: CONVECTIVE MASS TRANSFER; Governing equation; Convection-dispersion in an infinite fluid |
Nov 17, F | 36 | Convection-dispersion in a semi-infinite region |
Nov 20, M | 37 | Convection-diffusion in a stagnant gas |
THANKSGIVING BREAK | ||
Nov 27, M | 38 | Convective mass transfer coefficient defined; Analogy to formulas for h; Numerical example of moisture transport from a wet surface |
Nov 29, W | 39 | Natural convection mass transfer; Chapter summary |
Dec 1, F | 40 | Course summary; More complex processes; Exam discussions |
FINAL EXAM: Date, Time and Room will be on university website |