2.051 Introduction to Heat Transfer


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Introduces fundamental processes of heat transfer. Fourier's law. Heat conduction processes including thermal resistance, lumped capacitance, fins, and the heat equation. Elementary convection, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers, internal flow, and natural convection. Thermal radiation, including Stefan-Boltzmann law, small object in large enclosure, and parallel plates. Basic concepts of heat exchangers.

This class has 2.05 as a prerequisite.

2.051 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. H. Lienhard, E. N. Wang and A. Hosoi.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 3-270.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 2.051 was rated 5.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Class Page site or on the 2.051 Stellar site.

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