CBEMS 125B Heat Transfer (2012-2013)

CBEMS 125B Heat Transfer

(Required for ChE. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 125B Heat Transfer (Credit Units: 3) Principles of conduction, radiation, and convection of heat; phenomenological rate laws, differential and macroscropic energy balances; heat transfer rates, steady state and unsteady stats conduction, convection; applications to chemical and related industries. Prerequisite: CBEMS125A with a grade of C- or better. Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from CBEMS 125B, ENGRMAE 120 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470055540 .

Recommended Textbook:

Welty, J. R., Wicks, C. E., Wilson, R. E., and Rorrer, G., Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer”, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Szu-Wen Wang
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC g, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand the principles of conduction (EAC a, EAC e)

2. Understand the principles of convection (EAC a, EAC e)

3. Understand the principles of radiation (EAC a, EAC e)

4. Analyze combined modes of heat transfer in composite systems (EAC a, EAC e)

5. Design heat exchangers (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e)

6. Work on a team to design a heat transfer system (EAC a, EAC c, EAC d, EAC e, EAC g, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic

Chemical engineering calculations, Mass and energy balances, Momentum transfer, Differential equations, Computer literacy and basic skills (Fortran, MATLAB, C++, Basic, etc).

Lecture Topics:
  • Differential and macroscopic energy balances
  • Steady-state conduction
  • Transient conduction
  • Temperature distributions
  • Composite walls
  • Boundary layer equations
  • Heat and momentum transfer analogies
  • Forced convection
  • Free convection
  • Boiling and condensation
  • Radiative heat transfer
  • Design of heat exchangers
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Computer literacy and basic skills (Fortran, MATLAB, C++, Basic, etc.) are required.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Chemical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Lectures on design and analysis of heat exchangers. One group project to design a heat transfer system.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Group Design Project: 25%
  • Midterm Exam: 30%
  • Final Exam: 35%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

February 6, 2012
Senate Approved:
January 21, 2009
Approved Effective:
2009 Fall Qtr