Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Heat Transfer Engineering(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 3 Spring Semester 3 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : HOSSAIN Akter Designated Lecturer 

•Course Purpose
In this course, students will learn fundamental theory on conductive, convective and radiative heat transfers, and their applications such as heat exchangers. Course objectives include
(1) developing an understanding of steady and unsteady conductive heat transfer by Fourier's law,
(2)explaining the principle of forced and natural convection,
(3)explaining the phenomena of surface radiative heat transfer by understanding the fundamentals of radiation laws, and
(4)learning the design of heat exchangers.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Calculus 1, 2; Linear Algebra 1, 2; Fundamentals of Physics 1, 2, 3, 4;
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1, 2; Thermodynamics; Fluid mechanics 1

•Course Topics
1. Introduction to mechanisms of heat transfer
2. Conductive heat transfer: Fourier's law and equation of thermal conduction/ Steady conductive heat transfer/Unsteady conductive heat transfer
3. Convective heat transfer: Forced convective heat transfer/Natural convective heat transfer/Overall heat transfer
4. Thermal radiation: Fundamental laws for thermal radiation/Emissivity and angle factor/Enclosure theory
5. Heat exchanger: Parallel flow/Counter flow/NTU

Remarks: To obtain an excellent grade of this course, you have to prepare yourself properly by allocating enough time (i.e., it is your own duty/responsibility) for the assignment and final examination outside the course hours using the printed handouts of the lecture materials.

Printed handouts will be provided.

•Additional Reading
Heat Transfer (Schaum's Outline Series), McGraw-Hill College

•Grade Assessment
Grades will be based on class participation, assignments and reports.

30% for attendance
30% for assignments
40% for final report

The whole lecture schedules/plans (including the date of the assignment/report, and the date of the final examination and so on) will be announced at the first class of each semester. The contents of the lecture, based on the course topics, will be provided in every lecture. However, the items as stated above are subject to change with prior notice during the semester.

•Contacting Faculty
Students can ask questions at any time during classes.

Questoins during off-class hours can be asked at the lecturer's room (Engineering Building No.3 North Wing, Room 223 (3125) or via


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