Date 
Tentative Topic 
Reading 



March 30 
Introduction to heat transfer; conduction, convection and radiation; thermal property of matter 
1.11.7; 2.2 
April 1 
Steadystate conduction and governing equations; cartesian coordinate problems 
2.1;2.32.5;3.43.5; 3.1.1 
April 2 
Problem session 

April 3 
Thermal resistance and conduction in composite slabs 
3.1.2;3.1.3
Homework 1 due

April 6 
Cylindrical coordinate problems 
3.3.1 
April 8 
Spherical coordinate problems; alternative conduction analysis 
3.3.2; 3.2 
April 9 
Problem session 

April 10 
Extended surfaces (fins) 
3.6
Homework 2 due

April 13 
Fins; transient regime; lumped capacitance method 
3.6;5.1;5.2;5.3 
April 15 
Slab and radial systems with convection 
5.45.6 
April 16 
Problem session/review 

April 17 
Semiinfinite solids 
5.75.8
Homework 3 due

April 20 
Midterm I  TA proctors 

April 22 
Numerical methods 
4.4;4.5 
April 23 
Problem session 

April 24 
Convective transport equations; introduction to boundary layers 
6.16.4 
April 27 
Governing equations; similarity equations 
6.56.7.1 
April 29 
Laminar flow over a plate (approximate solution) 

April 30 
Problem session 

May 1 
Turbulent flow and empirical correlations 
7.1
Homework 4 due

May 4 
Submerged cylinder 
7.4 
May 6 
Tube banks; packed beds 
7.6; 7.8 
May 7 
Problem session/review 

May 8 
Internal flow; laminar flow in a tube 
8.18.4
Homework 5 due

May 11 
Midterm II  TA proctors 

May 13 
Logmean temperature distribution; empirical correlations 
8.5 
May 14 
Problem session 

May 15 
Introduction to free convection; governing equations 
9.19.3 
May 18 
Empirical correlations 
9.5;9.6.1;9.6.3;9.8 
May 20 
Heat transfer with phase change; nucleation; forced convection boiling 
10.110.6 
May 21 
Problem session 

May 22 
Condensation 
Homework 6 due
10.7

May 25 
No class  Memorial Day 

May 27 
Overall heat transfer coefficients; fouling 
11.2 
May 28 
Problem session 

May 29 
Logmean temperature; concentric shell heat exchangers 
11.3
Homework 7 due

June 1 
Tube and shell heat exchangers; special cases; design and analysis 
11.411.5 
June 3 
Radiative heat transfer; general principles 
12.112.7 
June 4 
Problem session/review 

June 5 
Radiation exchange between surfaces 
13.113.3
Homework 8 due




June 10 (W) 
Final Exam 2:304:20 JHN 075 
