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ME3512 - Heat and Mass Transfer

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: MA2000


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Mehdi Khatamifar.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (60%).

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.