2.051 Introduction to Heat Transfer
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.
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.
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