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: 2137400490
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: 2137404332
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)
Office: Olin Hall (OHE) B9 (in the
basement)
Phone: 2137408886
Email: smemarza@usc.edu
Text: J.
P. Holman, Heat Transfer, 9^{th} Edition, McGrawHill, 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:
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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 ÒobviousÓ mistakes
2.
Analyze
1D steady heat conduction in planar, cylindrical and spherical geometry
3.
Use
conduction shape factors for the calculation of multidimensional conduction
heat transfer problems and know when shape factors are or are not applicable
4.
Employ a
spreadsheet program for the calculation of multidimensional 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 constanttemperature and constantheatflux 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 1D
conduction 
PDR 
PDR 

2 

3 
1/28 
Steady 1D
conduction 
PDR 
PDR 
Disc 

1 
4 
2/4 
Steady 2D
conduction 
PDR 
PDR 

3 

5 
2/11 
Steady 2D
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 
solidphase 
PDR 
Q2 
Review 
8 
7 
14 
4/21 
Radiation 
solidphase 
PDR 
PDR 
Disc 


15 
4/28 
Radiation  gasphase 
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 