AME 517 – Radiation Heat Transfer – Fall 2009

 

Instructor:

Prof. Paul D. Ronney

Office: Olin Hall 430J

Phone:  (213) 740-0490; FAX:  (213) 740-8071

Email:  ronney@usc.edu

Office Hours:  12:30 – 3:30 pm Wednesdays, other times by appointment.

 

Lecture:  6:30 – 9:10 PM Thursdays, OHE 122

 

Final:  7:00 - 9:00 PM, Thursday December 10.

 

Web page:  http://ronney.usc.edu/AME517F09/

 

Text:  Modest, M. F., “Radiative Heat Transfer,” 2nd Edition, Academic Press, 2003 (ISBN-10: 0125031637; ISBN-13: 978-0125031639)

 

Text website (to download programs etc.):

               http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780125031639

 

Errata:  http://www.mne.psu.edu/MFModest/mfm/book/errata2e.pdf

 

Grading:

 

Midterm exam

30%

Final exam

40%

Homework

30%

 


TENATIVE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Week

Date

Chapters

HW#

due

Lecture Material

1

8/27

1

 

Fundamentals:  basic laws, characteristics of radiation from surfaces, gases, particles

2

9/3

4

 

View factors

3

9/10

5

1

Radiative exchange between gray surfaces

4

9/17

5

 

Radiative exchange between gray surfaces continued

5

9/24

6, 7

2

Radiative exchange between non-gray and non-ideal surfaces

6

10/1

8

 

Combined surface radiation with conduction & convection

7

10/8

9

3

Equations of radiative transfer in participating media

8

10/15

10

 

Radiative properties of gases

9

10/22

10

4

MIDTERM EXAM – first half of class period

Radiative properties of gases continued -  second half of class period (make up lecture, PDR will be on travel)

10

10/29

11-12

 

Radiative properties of particulate and semi-transparent media

11

11/5

13

5

Exact solutions for 1D gray media (make up lecture, PDR will be on travel)

12

11/12

14

 

Approximate solutions for 1D gray media

13

11/19

15

6

Spherical harmonics method of solution (PN method); Discrete Ordinates method of solution (SN method)

14

11/26

 

 

NO CLASS – Thanksgiving day

15

12/3

19

 

Treatments of nongray extinction coefficients

16

12/10

 

7

FINAL EXAM – 7-9 pm

 

The last homework assignment will be due Tuesday 12/8 and returned Wednesday 12/9 at a review session in preparation for the final exam Thursday 12/10.