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3 Credits
Spring term, even years
Lecture Only

ME 332 or 332H;
ME 373

Brian Fronk
324 Rogers Hall

Course Description

An advanced treatment of forced and natural convection heat transfer processes emphasizing the underlying physical phenomena. Current topical literature will be considered; analytical problem solving is included.


  • Conservation equations for laminar and turbulent flows
  • Order of magnitude analysis
  • Integral analysis
  • Similarity analysis
  • Natural convection
  • Forced convection
  • External flow
  • Internal flow
  • Momentum and heat transfer analogy

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Identify various terms in a convective heat transport equation and assess their importance by an order of magnitude analysis.
  2. Analyze classical external and internal convective flows using differential and integral solution techniques.
  3. Comprehend and critically interpret literature in convection heat transfer.