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ME3512 - Heat and Mass Transfer

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Fourier's Law. Conduction heat transfer, steady state and transient applied to one dimensional system. Composite walls, contact resistance and extended surfaces. Fick's Law. External and internal forced convection flows. Similarity with momentum transfer. Scale analysis. Natural convection. Boiling and condensation. Heat exchangers, log-mean temperature difference, effectiveness - NTU methods. Radiation. Mass transfer.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse heat and mass exchange problems;
  • use numerical methods and simple software packages to analyse heat and mass transfer processes;
  • demonstrate relevance of heat transfer in physical processes and provide an in-depth technical knowledge in this area;
  • compile written laboratory reports as part of a team, effectively employing measurement techniques and error analysis;
  • explain the fundamentals of common heat and mass exchange devices.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Weekly Quiz - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (40%) - Group & Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration 2 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (15%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: MA2000


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Mehdi Khatamifar.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Two hours per week
  • 26 hours tutorials - Two hours per week
  • 13 hours workshops - One hour per week,students will have access to a computer lab to do their homework.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.