AME 331 - Heat Transfer - Spring 2008

 

Lecture:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 – 10:50, ZHS 352

 

Discussion hour: Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, GFS 118 (during weeks in which homework is due or an exam is given)

 

Final exam:  Tuesday, May 13, 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

 

Web page: http://ronney.usc.edu/AME331S08/

 

Instructor:  Paul Ronney

Office:  Olin Hall (OHE) 430J

Phone:  213-740-0490

Email:  ronney@usc.edu

Office hours:  Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (other times by appointment)

 

Teaching Assistant:  Peter Veloo

Office:  Rapp Research Building (RRB) 111

Phone:  213-740-4332

Email:  veloo@usc.edu

Office hours:  Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm; Fridays 1 pm – 4:15 pm (other times by appointment) 

 

Grader:  Saro Memarzadeh

Office: Olin Hall (OHE) B9 (in the basement)

Phone:  213-740-8886

Email:  smemarza@usc.edu

 

Text:  J. P. Holman, Heat Transfer, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002 (http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0072406550)

 

 

Grading:

 

2 Midterm exams

20% each

Final exam

35%

Homework

25%

 

 

(Possibly) helpful handy hints:

Š        Exams will tend to mirror lectures rather than text; take reasonably clear lecture notes and be sure you understand the lectures.  Please ask questions inside and outside class!

 

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Course objectives:

 

To introduce the student to the fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection (forced and buoyant) and radiation.

 

ABET Course Outcomes: The student will be able to

1.       Scrutinize a calculated result for “obvious” mistakes

2.       Analyze 1-D steady heat conduction in planar, cylindrical and spherical geometry

3.       Use conduction shape factors for the calculation of multi-dimensional conduction heat transfer problems and know when shape factors are or are not applicable

4.       Employ a spreadsheet program for the calculation of multi-dimensional conduction heat transfer problems

5.       Know what the lumped capacitance method for unsteady conduction is, and when it applies

6.       Describe the structure of thermal and momentum boundary layers

7.       Know the difference between constant-temperature and constant-heat-flux convection problems

8.       Apply empirical formulas for forced or buoyant convection to find heat transfer rates or wall temperatures

9.       Perform a preliminary design of a heat exchanger

10.    Calculate the radiation heat transfer between two or more gray surfaces whose radiation shape factors are known

11.    Estimate which mode of heat transfer (conduction, forced or buoyant convection, radiation) dominates a particular system

 

 

AME 331 Tentative schedule

 

Week

Mon. Date

Subject(s)

Tuesday lecture

Thursday lecture

Discussion

Reading

Chapters

HW #

due

1

1/14

Introduction

PDR

PDR

 

1

 

2

1/21

Steady 1-D conduction

PDR

PDR

 

2

 

3

1/28

Steady 1-D conduction

PDR

PDR

Disc

 

1

4

2/4

Steady 2-D conduction

PDR

PDR

 

3

 

5

2/11

Steady 2-D conduction

PDR

PDR

Disc

 

2

6

2/18

Transient conduction

PDR

PDR

 

4

 

7

2/25

Forced convection - introduction

PDR

PDR

Disc

5

3

8

3/3

Forced convection – external flow

SL

PDR

 

6

 

9

3/10

Forced convection – internal flow

PDR

Q1

Review

 

4

 

3/17

Spring break

XXX

XXX

 

XXX

XXX

10

3/24

Buoyant convection

PDR

PDR

Disc

7

5

11

3/31

Buoyant convection

SL

PDR

 

 

 

12

4/7

Heat exchangers

PDR

PDR

Disc

10

6

13

4/14

Radiation - solid-phase

PDR

Q2

Review

8

7

14

4/21

Radiation - solid-phase

PDR

PDR

Disc

 

 

15

4/28

Radiation - gas-phase

PDR

PDR

Disc

 

8

 

5/12

 

FIN

 

 

 

 

 

Legend:

 

Disc

Discussion session to discuss homework, answer questions, etc.

PDR

PDR lectures

SL

Substitute lecturer

Review

Midterm exam review

Q1, Q2

Midterm exams: Q1 – conduction; Q2 – convection and heat exchangers

FIN

Final exam

XXX

Break / holiday / end of semester