ENME315-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Heat Transfer

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course provides a comprehensive introduction to heat transfer fundamentals and their applications. The course introduces students to the analysis of steady-state and transient one- and multi-dimensional heat conduction. The course considers the analysis of heat transfer by convection using empirical and boundary layer approximations. Radiation heat transfer is considered with applications to multi-body radiation.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand a thermal system, develop the schematic diagram for the system, and apply energy balance and heat transfer models to develop governing equations.
2. Set up and solve for heat transfer rates as a function of geometry and materials in 1-D conduction using various tools:
   i. Material Properties
   ii. Fourier’s Law
   iii. Circuit Analogy
3. Estimate heat transfer from Extended Surfaces, Radial Geometry, and involving Energy Generation.
4. Construct a transient heat transfer analysis, testing for the lumped capacitance approximation and understanding the assumptions.
5. Understand the approach for setting up numerical analysis of heat transfer.
6. Understand a thermal system with convection heat transfer, construct a schematic diagram for the system, characterize the geometry and flow conditions, and apply the appropriate convection models:
   i. Boundary layer effects, laminar and turbulent flow
   ii. Similarity solutions and non-dimensional parameters
   iii. Reynold’s analogy
   iv. Boundary conditions – derivation of energy balance
   v. Use convection correlations for Nusselt Number
7. Understand and model external forced convection heat transfer.
8. Understand and model internal forced convection heat transfer.
9. Understand and model natural convection heat transfer.
10. Understand the phenomena of boiling and condensation.
11. Understand heat exchangers and carry out analysis to select and size heat exchangers for liquid-liquid, liquid-gas, gas-gas, and condensers and boilers.
12. Understand key aspects of radiation heat transfer and solve simple problems. Understand radiative properties and models like black body, surface emission and radiosity.
13. Understand and estimate view factors and compute radiation exchange between grey surfaces.


ENME215 or ENME204



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Natalia Kabaliuk


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Homework & Labs 10% 12 x Weekly Homework's Labs: 10am 11 September
Quiz 1 10 Aug 2023 15%
Quiz 2 21 Sep 2023 15%
Quiz 3 19 Oct 2023 15%
Final Exam 45%


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Additional Course Outline Information

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* If you, or someone you know, has experienced harassment, please talk to your lecturers, directors of study, or head of department.

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Do not engage in dishonest practices. The Department reserves the right to refer dishonest practices to the University Proctor and where appropriate to not mark the work.
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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

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  • ENME315-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023