Heat and Mass Transfer
FSI-IPT-AAcad. year: 2020/2021
The course is concerned with the following topics: Fundamentals of heat transfer and mass transfer. Steady and unsteady conduction of heat. Internal sources. Lumped capacity method. Finned surfaces. Semi-infinite bodies. Heat transfer by convection in boundary layers and duct flows. Free and forced convection. Turbulence. Analogy between heat and mass transfer. Evaporative cooling. Condensation. Boiling. Heat transfer by radiation. Radiosity and irradiation. Radiative properties of black bodies and real surfaces. Radiative heat transfer between two surfaces. Radiative heat transfer between three and more surfaces. Radiation by gases. Overall heat transfer coefficient. Fundamentals of heat exchanger design. NTU-effectiveness method for the solution of heat exchangers.
Offered to foreign students
Of all faculties
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will learn how to define tasks, boundary and initial conditions and correct physical parameters. They will learn how to employ dimensionless analysis. They will be able to solve real problems like cooling fuel elements, finned tubes and/or cylinders of internal combustion engines, cooling turbine blades, calculate flow rate of condensing liquid, heating by radiation in rooms, etc.
Fundamentals of fluid mechanics (laminar and turbulent flow) and fundamentals of thermodynamics.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
M. Jícha: Přenos tepla a látky, , 0
M.Jícha, Přenos tepla a látky, CERM Brno,
F. P. Incropera, D. P. DeWitt: Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, , 0
F. Kreith, M. S. Bohn: Principles of Heat Transfer
Latif M. Jiji: Heat Transfer Essentials, begell house, inc., 2002
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit requirements: To be allowed to proceed to the main examination, students must have 100% attendance at calculation classes (absence only in justifiable cases, namely health reasons)and passing two mid-term tests. Final exam is performed in the form of solution of practical tasks in the total time of 4 hours. Students may use appropriate literature is allowed (study materials, books) and notes from lectures. Notes from calculation classes are prohibited. Final grade is calculated as a weighted average of two mid-term grades (each 15%) and final exam grade (70%). Final exam comprises mostly solution of 3 to 4 tasks of various difficulty and corresponding weight in final evaluation.
Language of instruction
The course objective is to provide students with the information on fundamentals mechanisms of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation and combined modes.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Homework from each calculation class. Two short term exams. If students fails to write any of the short term exams, they must write alternative exams in the last semester week or are assigned alternative tasks.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme N-ENG-A Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
- Programme N-ETI-P Master's
specialization TEP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
specialization FLI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
specialization ENI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Fundamentals of heat transfer and mass transfer. 1D Steady conduction of heat. Internal sources.
2. Conduction-convection systems. Finned surfaces.
3. Unsteady conduction of heat. Lumped capacity method.
4. Semi-infinite bodies.
5. Heat transfer by convection. Boundary layers. Turbulence
6. Heat transfer by convection for bluff body. Tube bundles.
7. Mass transfer - similarity with heat transfer. Evaporative cooling.
8. Forced convection in duct flows.
9. Free convection.
12. Heat transfer by radiation. Radiosity and irradiation. Radiative properties of black bodies and real surfaces. Radiative heat transfer between two surfaces. Radiative heat transfer between three and more surfaces.
13. Radiation by gases.
14. Overall heat transfer coefficient. Fundamentals of heat exchanger design. NTU-effectiveness method to the solution of heat exchangers.
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Calculation of basic energy conservation.
1D steady conduction without and with internal energy sources.
Heat transfer in fins.
1D unsteady (transient) heat transfer (lump capacity method, semi-infinite body).
Fundamentals of convective heat transfër.
Heat transfer by convection for external aerodynamics.
Heat transfer by convection for internal aerodynamics.
Heat transfer by natural convection.
Boiling and condensation heat transfer.
Fundamentals of radiation - view factors.
Radiative heat transfer between two grey surfaces.
Radiative heat transfer between three and more grey surfaces.
Overall heat transfer. Fundamentals of heat exchangers.
eLearning: opened course