1. Conservation Principles
Each student can build models of heat transfer processes and systems by applying conservation of mass and energy to a system.
2. Fundamentals of Conduction
Each student can describe the physical mechanisms involved in conduction heat transfer. Each student can use Fourier's law in conjunction with conservation of energy to develop the heat diffusion equation.
3. Conduction Analysis
Each student can utilize solution methods for the heat diffusion equation to analyze 1D, 2D, steady and transient problems, including the use of thermal circuits and analytical and numerical methods.
4. Extended Surfaces
Each student can analyze extended surfaces using the fundamentals of conduction and convection. Each student can use fin efficiency and fin effectiveness to evaluate the performance of a fin or fin array.
5. Fundamentals of Convection
Each student can describe the physical phenomena associated with convection and use non-dimensional parameters to analyze convection heat transfer. Each student can calculate local and global convective heat fluxes using Newton's law of cooling.
6. Convection Analysis
Each student can use empirical correlations to analyze external and internal, forced and free convection problems.
7. Fundamentals of Radiation
Each student can describe the physical mechanisms involved in radiation heat transfer. Each student can model radiative heat transfer processes and include radiative processes when analyzing heat transfer at a surface.
Radiative Heat Exchange
8. Each student can calculate total, hemispherical radiative properties of surfaces from their spectral, directional counterparts and evaluate the radiative heat exchange between diffuse, gray surfaces in enclosures.
9. Each student can identify heat transfer phenomena in real-world applications, use a systematic method (e.g. 5 Ps of Problem Definition) to formulate a useful engineering problem statement, use basic concepts and fundamental laws to build a model that addresses the engineering problem, solve the engineering problem using a systematic method (e.g. SAFER), and document their analysis using an organized structure (e.g. IMRaD) to convey conclusions and recommendations.