T Th
9:30-10:45
112
ROTC
Course Synopsis
The rate at which oxygen is transported across lung membranes, the rate at
which the middle of a muffin cooks, the rate at which NO_{x}Õs are
transported through the monolith structure in your carÕs catalytic reactor, the
rate of water evaporation from your skin when you sweat, the rate of heat
removal from you by the wind (Òwind chillÓ) and the rate at which nicotine
comes out of the ÒpatchÓ are examples of situations where heat and mass
transfer rates are critical to the performance of devices and systems. While thermodynamics defies an overall
gradient (driving force), physical properties of the material (conductivity,
diffusivity) and/or details of any associated fluid flow will determine how fast
the resulting heat or mass flux will be.
In this course you will examine the physics and mathematics that describe
heat and mass transfer using both the differential balance equations and their
integrated versions. Goals will
include learning how to solve single and multi dimension conduction and
diffusion problems, developing an understanding how convection enhances
transport, strengthening your current understand of boundary layers and the
role of convection and diffusion, learning a framework for diffusion in
membranes and obtaining a rudimentary understanding of radiation. Considerable effort will be devoted to
helping students see how to apply heat and mass transfer fundamentals to
problems outside of the ÒtextbookÓ world.
Press here to see the course syllabus.
Press here to see the goals for students who
complete this course.
Instructors
Teaching Assistants
Course Grading
Homework |
20% |
Hour tests (tentatively:
2/17,3/31) |
45% |
Final Exam (5/3, 10:30 AM) |
35% |
Homework
Homework is usually assigned as groups of problems that are due on Thursday.
Discussion Sections
Discussion sections will meet almost every week and will be used for introducing
example problems and answering questions related to homework.
Lecture/Discussion Material
Study Guides
Tests
Homework questions
Homework solutions
"Minute" Quiz questions and
answers
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