ENGRMAE 120 Heat and Mass Transfer (2013-2014)

ENGRMAE 120 Heat and Mass Transfer

(Required for AE and ME. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 120 Heat and Mass Transfer (Credit Units: 4) Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer. Conduction, heat and mass transfer by convection in laminar and turbulent flows, radiation heat transfer, and combined modes of heat and mass transfer. Practical engineering applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2D, Physics 7C, and MAE91, each with a grade of C- or better; and MAE130B. Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering majos have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from ENGRMAE 120, CBEMS 125B may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470501979.

Recommended Textbook:

Edwards, Denny, and Mills. Transfer Processes, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1979.

John C. LaRue
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC e.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the meaning of the terminology and physical principles associated with the study of heat transfer. (EAC a)

2. Demonstrate the ability to solve one- and two-dimensional steady state heat conduction problems to either determine the temperature due to a given heat flux or the heat flux due to a given temperature difference. (EAC e)

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation, and basic concepts.

4. Demonstrate the ability to solve transient conduction problems, i.e. calculate the temperature as a function of time for a given heat transfer rate and vice-versa.

5. Demonstrate the ability to solve convection heat transfer problems involving either laminar or turbulent and external or internal flow. (EAC e)

6. Demonstrate the ability to solve radiation heat transfer problems involving radiation exchange between different surfaces. (EAC e)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Thermodynamics
  • Viscous Fluid Flow
  • Ordinary Differential Equation
Lecture Topics:
  • Steady State Conduction
  • Transient Conduction
  • Convection (forced and natural)
  • Introduction to Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Effectiveness of Fin and Fin Arrays
Class Schedule:

Meets for 4 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Excel, MathCad, or MatLab used in solving some homework problems.

Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
  • Contributes toward the Mechanical Engineering Topics courses.
  • Contributes toward the Aerospace Engineering Topics courses.
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Quizzes: 10%
  • Concept/Questions: 10%
  • Midterm Exam: 35%
  • Final Exam: 35%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

May 20, 2013
Senate Approved:
January 15, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr