ENGCB224-19B (HAM)

Heat and Mass Transfer

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering


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Paper Description

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This course covers the fundamental theory and applications of heat and mass transfer. Topics include mechanisms of heat and mass transfer, steady-state heat conduction including fins, transient heat conduction, forced convection, natural convection, radiation, boiling and condensation, heat exchangers, mass diffusion and mass convection.
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Paper Structure

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The paper is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes. Details of lecture and lab content are provided in the attached timetable. Please note that laboratory classes are an essential part of the learning for this paper.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain in scientific terms the underlying principles and mechanisms that govern the behaviour and of heat and mass transfer in solid and fluid materials
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  • Solve practical heat and mass transfer problems that engineers are likely to face in the real world, including:
    • heat and mass flows through plane walls and pipe walls
    • cooling and heating times of regularly shaped objects
    • heat transfer coefficients determination for single and multiphase problems
    • mass transfer in 1-D fluid flows
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  • Perform thermal design calculations for heat exchangers
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The learning outcomes are assessed in tests, weekly assignments, labs and an exam, weighted as shown:

50% Final exam (Closed Book)

20% mid-semester test (Restricted Book)

15% Assignments

15% Lab work

Final exam

The final examination will be at the end of semester, covering the whole semester’s lecture material. It will be a closed book examination. Programmable calculators, not containing stored information, are allowed. Worth 50% of your final grade. Format of the final examination will be discussed in lectures during the last week of the course.


There will be one restricted book test to help you prepare for the final exam. ONE sheet (2 sides) of A4 notes.


There will be ten weekly tutorial assignments given out in the tutorial sessions starting week one.

They contribute 15% to the final mark (average of best 8 ). Assignments are to be handed into the main Faculty reception desk on the ground floor of FG Block.

Lab work

There are four laboratory sessions. Each student is required to submit a laboratory journal of each laboratory session.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignments
2. Lab journal
3. Test
16 Aug 2019
2:00 PM
4. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Çengel & Ghajar, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals & Application, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.
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Online Support

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Lecture notes, assignment question sheets and the lab manual are available on Moodle. Lecture recordings via Panopto will also be available on Moodle.
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Students are expected to attend all lectures, four lab sessions and at least one tutorial per week.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is a prerequisite for ENGCB324.
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Prerequisite papers: ENGME221 or ENMP221




Restricted papers: ENMP223 or ENMP323

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