AME 517 – Radiation
Heat Transfer – Fall 2009
Instructor:
Prof.
Paul D. Ronney
Office:
Olin Hall 430J
Phone: (213) 7400490; FAX: (213) 7408071
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., ÒRadiative
Heat Transfer,Ó 2^{nd} Edition, Academic Press, 2003 (ISBN10: 0125031637; ISBN13: 9780125031639)
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
nongray and nonideal 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 periodRadiative properties of
gases continued  second half of
class period (make up lecture, PDR will be on travel) 
10 
10/29 
1112 

Radiative properties of
particulate and semitransparent 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 (P_{N} method); Discrete Ordinates method of
solution (S_{N} method) 
14 
11/26 


NO CLASS –
Thanksgiving day 
15 
12/3 
19 

Treatments of nongray
extinction coefficients 
16 
12/10 

7 
FINAL EXAM –
79 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.