Heat transfer - AM409016
Title: Heat transfer
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Přibyl Michal prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Incompatibility : M409016
Interchangeability : M409016, N409067
Is incompatible with: M409016
Is interchangeable with: M409016
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Annotation -
This course is focused on description and analysis of heat transfer phenomena in different types of chemical-engineering systems. Theories of heat conduction, heat convection transport and radiation heat transport are presented. Various practical problems related to chemical-engineering applications are solved, e.g., heat conduction in planar or cylindrical walls, conduction in ribs, unsteady and multiple-dimension conduction, convection heat transfer connected with forced convection in confined and unconfined systems, heat transfer in buoyancy-driven flow and in turbulent flow, heat transport in boiling and condensation processes, radiation heat transport among black bodies.
Last update: Kubová Petra (12.04.2018)
Aim of the course -

The students will able to:

develop mathematical description of heat transfer in systems with heat conduction, convection and radiation.

solve engineering problems related to heat transfer by means of analytical and numerical tools.

analyze reaction-transport phenomena in chemical=engineering systems.

qualitatively design typical heat transfer systems: heat exchangers, heat insulations, dryers, boilers and other systems.

Last update: Kubová Petra (12.04.2018)
Literature -

R Deen M., Analysis of transport phenomena, Oxford UP, New York, 2nd edition 2011, 978-0199740284

A Nellis G., Klein S., Heat transfer, Cambridge UP, Cambridge, 2009, 978-0-521-88107

A Bird R.B., Stewart W.E., Lightfoot E.N., Transport phenomena, Wiley, New York, 2007, 978-0-470-11539-8

Last update: Přibyl Michal (03.10.2019)
Learning resources -


Last update: Kubová Petra (12.04.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction to heat transfer. Vectors, tensors, differential operators.

2. Fourier equation. One-dimensional steady-state heat conduction.

3. Heat conduction in ribs. Thin fin approximation. Biot number.

4. Unsteady-state one-dimensional heat conduction. Fourier method.

5. Convective heat transport, Peclet number.

6. Heat convection in laminar fluid flows.

7. Laminar thermal boundary layer. Nusselt number, heat transfer coefficient.

8. Heat transfer in unconfined systems, flow around sphere and rode. Prandtl number.

9. Heat transport in free convection, Grashof number.

10. Heat transfer in turbulent flows. Eddy diffusivity model.

11. Heat transfer in boiling.

12. Heat transfer at film condensation

13. Heat radiation, fundamental concepts and relations.

14. Heat radiation, radiation shields, view factors.

Last update: Kubová Petra (12.04.2018)
Registration requirements -

Unit operations I

Mathematics I

Last update: Kubová Petra (12.04.2018)
Course completion requirements -

To obtain an assessment, a project has to be submitted and the examination test must be completed at a minimum of 50% of the score. To complete the oral exam, the student must successfully answer two questions from the list of questions. The resulting mark is calculated as an arithmetic mean of the results of the examination test and the oral part of the exam.

Last update: Kubová Petra (12.04.2018)