ME 345
Heat Transfer

Course Description
Transmission by conduction of heat in steady and unsteady states, by free and forced convection, and by radiation; combined effects of conduction, convection, and radiation.
Prerequisites: ME 322 - Thermodynamics, MATH 310 - Differential Equations
Corequisites: ENGR 335 - Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Office Hours (GJ 234H)

  • Monday 4:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30
  • Thursday 2:30 - 3:30
  • Any other time you can find me
 
WEEK 1: Aug 23 - 27    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday Input for Course Syllabus

LECTURE 1
Introduction
Homework #1
Have some systems/objects in mind to share for with class on Wednesday and Friday as we will be using these to practice Heat Flow Diagrams each class period.  
Wednesday




Picking Office Hours

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Questions about HW1

 
Friday

Homework Debrief

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Syllabus Creation

LECTURE 2
Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

 

WEEK 2: Aug 30 - Sept 3     
Monday

Homework Preview

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

LECTURE 3
Introduction to Heat Rate Equations



Homework #2
Wednesday


Homework Questions

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Finishing Lecture 3

 
Friday


Homework Questions

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

LECTURE 4
Energy Balance Equation
 
WEEK 3: Sept 6 - 10    
Monday
NO CLASS
UI Closed for Labor Day  
Wednesday

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Review Homework #2
Preview Homework #3
Week 3 Homework
Friday

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Homework Questions

LECTURE 5
The Heat Equation

WEEK 4: Sept 13 - 17    
Monday



Week 3 HW Questions

LECTURE 6
Boundary Conditions
 
Wednesday

Week 3 HW Questions

Preview Week 4 HW

LECTURE 7
Sample Problems
Turn in Week 3 HW
Week 4 Homework
Friday

Week 4 HW Questions

LECTURE 8
Solving the Heat Equation


WEEK 5: Sept 20 - 24    
Monday
Week 4 HW Questions

LECTURE 9
Thermal Resistance Models
 
Wednesday


Week 4 HW Consulting
Turn in Week 4 HW
Friday

Class Canceled

Week 5 HW Canceled
 
WEEK 6: Sept 27 - Oct 1    
Monday

LECTURE 10
Thermal Resistance Examples
 
Wednesday

Talk about Exam 1

Week 6 HW Questions

LECTURE 11
2D Steady State Conduction
Week 6 Homework
Friday

Week 6 HW Questions

LECTURE 12
1D SS Example Calculations
2D SS Simulation Demo
 
WEEK 7: Oct 4 - 8    
Monday


Week 6 HW Consulting
 - WK6 P5
 - EES
 - Excel
 - Other?
 
Wednesday

LECTURE 13
Plane Wall w/Heat Generation
Turn in Week 6 HW
EXAM 1: Take-Home
Friday

Exam 1 Questions

LECTURE 14
Transient Conduction
 
WEEK 8: Oct 11- 15    
Monday

Exam 1 Questions


 
Wednesday Exam 1 Questions

LECTURE xx
MATLAB Simulations
Week 8 Homework

MATLAB Quick Start
Friday


Exam 1 Questions

LECTURE 15
Fins
Exam 1 Due by 11:59 pm
(Saturday)
WEEK 9: Oct  18 - 22    
Monday

Exam 1 Review Session

LECTURE 16
Fins 2
 
Wednesday Week 9 HW Discussion

Semester Experiments

Week 9 Homework
Friday
No Live Class Today

 - Work on Week 9 HW
 - Work on experiment idea
 
WEEK 10: Oct 25 - 29    
Monday

   
Wednesday

  Week 10 Homework
Friday
   
WEEK 11: Nov 1 - 5    
Monday


   
Wednesday



Week 11 Homework
Friday


 
WEEK 12: Apr 5 - 9    
Monday

   
Wednesday

Week 9 HW
Discussion of purchases
 
Friday

Project Decisions
Exam Problem Discussion
Convection HW Discussion
Convection Overview - Part 1
 
WEEK 13: Apr 12 - 16    
Monday


Discuss Week 9 HW
Convection Overview - Part 1
 
Wednesday

Convection Ext. Flow - Part 1  
Friday
Discussing Projects  
WEEK 14: Apr 19 - 23    
Monday
Conduction Take-Home Exam

Week 14 Homework
Week 14 Homework

Take-Home (Conduction)
Due before Tuesday 5/11 2:45 pm
Wednesday

Convection Int. Flow - Part 4  
Friday No live class today
 - Test Cases for Wk14 HW
 - Homework 6 Solutions
 
WEEK 15: Apr 26 - 30    
Monday Natural Convection
 
Wednesday Test Cases for Wk15 HW

Project Updates
Week 15 Homework

Take-Home (Convection)
Due before Tuesday 5/11 2:45 pm
Friday Engineering EXPO - No Class
 - Thursday 2:00 - 5:00
 - Friday 2:00 - 5:30
 - Links to Zoom Sessions
 
WEEK 16: May 3 - 7    
Monday

Heat Exchangers  
Wednesday


Outside Show & Tell
Take-Home (Heat Exchanger)
Due before Tuesday 5/11 2:45 pm
Friday Results from Show & Tell

Questions about Take-Home Exams
 
FINAL EXAM: (May 11)    
  Take-Home Exams
Due before 2:45 pm