ME 6301: Conduction Heat Transfer

Offered Every Fall


Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: ME 3345 or equivalent, or with the consent of the instructor
Catalog Description: Steady and transient one- and multi-dimensional conduction. Emphasis on analytical methods, numerical techniques and approximate solutions.
Textbooks: Glen E. Myers, Analytical Methods in Conduction Heat Transfer, AMCHT Publications, 4733 Lafayette Drive, Madison, WI 53705-4827, 1998.
Instructors: William King
Goals: Introduce students to fundamentals of conduction heat transfer with emphasis on numerical and analytical solutions and to prepare studentsfor individual research.
Prerequisites by topics: Differential equations and undergraduate heat transfer or consent of School of ME
Topics:
  • Introduction
    • Fourier Law
    • Thermal Conductivity, Conduction Equation
    • Boundary Conditions
  • Heat Transfer From Extended Surfaces
  • Analytical Solutions
    • Multi-dimensional problems
    • Transient Problems
  • Numerical Solutions
    • Multi-dimensional problems
    • Transient Problems
  • Approximate Methods
Computer Usage: Computations needed for homework assignments