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 2:30
  • Tuesday 2:30
  • Thursday 12:30
  • By appointment if you can't find me (email dcordon@uidaho.edu)

Quarantining:
Are we going to offer an as-needed live Zoom stream for students that need to quarantine?

 
WEEK 1: Aug 22 - 26    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday



Input for Course Syllabus

LECTURE 1
Introduction
Homework #1
You should write your answers to this assignment on paper and bring it to our next class. You'll turn it in at the end of the class period. Your ideas for energy flow diagrams will be used as examples each day at the beginning of class.   
Wednesday



Picking Office Hours

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Questions about HW1
 
Friday
MORE Heat Flow Diagrams

Review questions from HW1

LECTURE 2
Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
 
WEEK 2: Aug 29 - Sept 2    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday

Week 2 Homework Preview

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

LECTURE 3
Introduction to Heat Flux Equations

 
Wednesday




Finish LECTURE 3

Look at Week 2 HW

Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams
Week 2 Homework
Due next Wednesday --> Turn in through Canvas before class.
Friday


Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Week 2 HW Questions

Not enough students in class:
Played with guinea pigs and
thermal imaging cameras

 
WEEK 3: Sept 5 - 9    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday


NO CLASS - Labor Day
Wednesday

Turn in HW2 through Canvas
Drawing Heat Flow Diagrams

Review Homework #2
Preview Homework #3

LECTURE 4
Energy Balance Equation
Week 3 Homework
Friday

Week 3 HW Questions

LECTURE 5
The Heat Equation
WEEK 4: Sept 12 - 16    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday

Week 3 HW Questions
 - Write out Heat Eqn. for each
 - Solution path tips?

LECTURE 6
Boundary Conditions

Wednesday

Have HW3 ready to turn in
Preview Week 4 HW

LECTURE 7
Sample Problems
Week 4 Homework
Friday


Week 4 HW Questions

LECTURE 8
Solving the Heat Equation
 
WEEK 5: Sept 19 - 23    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday
Week 4 HW Questions

LECTURE 9
Thermal Resistance Models
 
Wednesday
Have HW4 ready to turn in


Review HW4 Answers
Week 5 HW Questions

LECTURE 10
Thermal Resistance Problems
Week 5 Homework
Friday

Week 5 HW Questions

HW5 Problem 6 Tips
WEEK 6: Sept 26 - 30    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday Tips for HW5

Software for HW5
 
Wednesday
Have HW5 ready to turn in
Discuss expectations for Heat Transfer Experiment

LECTURE 11
2D SS Conduction

MathCAD 2D-SS Solution
HTx Experiment #1
(This is your Week 6 Homework)
Friday
MATLAB PDE Tutorial

LECTURE 12
2D SS Simulation Demo
WEEK 7: Oct 3 - 7    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday Short Class
 - HTx Experiment
 - MATLAB PDE Solver
 - Resume Prep
 - Upcoming Exam

MATLAB PDE Tutorials
 - HTx Between Two Objects
 - Block with Hole
 - Transient Analysis
 - Transient Analysis 2
Wednesday No Live Class
 - Visit Career Fair
Week 7 Homework

Friday
Exam 1 Q's

LECTURE 13
Plane Wall with Heat Gen.
Exam 1 Take-Home
WEEK 8: Oct 10 - 14    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday

Exam 1 Q&A

LECTURE 14
Transient Conduction
 
Wednesday
Exam 1 Q&A

LECTURE 15
Extended Surfaces (fins part 1)
Week 8 Homework
Friday
Exam 1 Due In Class

 

Review Exam 1
 
WEEK 9: Oct 17 - 21    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday

Class Canceled for Thesis Defense :(

 
Wednesday Lecture 16
Extended Surfaces (fins part 2)
Week 9 Homework
Friday
HW9 Q&A

Useful Textbook Sections
Appendix A - Properties
Appendix B - Bessel Funct.
Appendix C - Known Solutions

Lecture 17
Convection - Part 1


WEEK 10: Oct 24 - 28    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday
HTx Experiment Summary

Lecture 18
Convection - Part 2

Lecture 19
Convection Example Problems


Wednesday

Discuss HTx Experiments #2

Discuss Week 10 HW

Class time to work on experiment design
HTx Experiment #2
 - one submission per group

Week 10 Homework
Friday
HW10 Q&A

Lecture 20
Laminar vs Turb. Convection

EES Example
 
WEEK 11: Oct 31 - Nov 4    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday


HW10 Q&A

Lecture 21
Convection Variables

Boundary Layer Variables
 
Wednesday


Review HW 10

Lecture 22
Convection Correlations for  External Flow


Friday
HTx Experiment #2 ready to turn in
Week 10 HW ready to turn in
Look at Exam 2


Exam 2 Take-Home
(Fins and Convection)
WEEK 12: Nov 7 - 11
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday
Questions about Exam 2

HTx Experiment #3

Next HTx Topics
 - Natural Convection
 - Convection over Shapes
 - Heat Exchangers
 - Radiation Heat Transfer

Lecture 23
Convection Correlations for Internal Flow
HTx Experiment #3
 - one submission per group
 - Due in class Wednesday

Excel Purchase Template
Wednesday
Upload Excel HTx Experiment #3
Questions about Exam 2

Lecture 24
FE Handbook
Heat Transfer Section
 
Friday
 
Class time to work on HTx Experiments  
WEEK 13: Nov 14 - 18    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday

No Class Today
 
Wednesday
No Class Today  
Friday
No Class Today  
FALL BREAK: Nov 21 - 25    
Monday - Friday
NO CLASS - Fall Break  
WEEK 14: Nov 28 - Dec 2    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday
Final questions about Exam 2
Time to work on HTx Experiments
 
Wednesday
Exam 2 Due In Class
Physical copy Exam 2 turned in before or at beginning of class

Review Exam 2

Update on Experiment Materials
 
Friday Class time to work on HTx Experiments  
WEEK 15: Dec 5 - 9 (DEAD WEEK)    
Pre-Class Preparation In-Class Activity Post-Class Assignment
Monday Class time to work on HTx Experiments  
Wednesday Experiment Design Equipment

Heat Exchangers
 
Friday Class time to work on HTx Experiments  
FINALS WEEK    
  Wednesday by 11:59pm
Turn in HTx write-up (Canvas)