ENME 332 - Transfer Processes

3 Credits


T.L. Bergman, A.S. Lavine, F.P. Incropera & D.P. DeWitt, Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer, 7th edition, Wiley, 2011.




  • The principles of heat transfer. Conduction in solids. Convection. Radiation. Modern measurement techniques. Computer analysis.


  • To provide a physical understanding of conduction, convection and radiation, phase change heat transfer and mass transfer phenomena.
  • To develop a sound methodology enabling the formulation and solution of a broad variety of related engineering problems.


  • Introduction  
    • Modes of heat transfer
    • Energy balances
    • Problem solving methodology
    • Units & dimensions
  • Conduction
    • Thermal properties
    • Diffusion equation
    • One and two dimensional steady state
    • Internal generation
    • Extended surfaces
    • Lumped capacitance transient conduction
    • Semi-infinite solid transient conduction
  • Convection
    • Boundary layer concept
    • Dimensional analysis
    • Heat & mass transfer analogy
    • Evaporative cooling
    • External flow convection
    • Cylinders in cross flow
    • Impinging jets
    • Pipe and duct flow
    • Free convection
    • External free convection flows
    • Free convection in channels
    • Free convection in enclosures
    • Mixed convection
    • Convective mass transfer
  • Boiling and condensation
    • Boiling modes
    • Pool boiling
    • Flow boiling
    • Film condensation
    • Dropwise condensation
  • Heat Exchangers
    • Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
    • LMTD analysis
    • NTU analysis
  • Radiation
    • Radiation intensity
    • Black body radiation
    • Surface emissivity, absorption, reflection, transmission
    • Kirchhoff’s law
    • Gray surfaces
    • View factors
    • Black body radiation exchange
    • Radiation exchange between surfaces


Learning Outcomes 

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • Two 50 minute lectures and one 110 minute lab each week

Last Updated By 
Dr. Marino di Marzo and Dr. Amir Riaz, June 2017