Instructor: Costas Elmasides
Course Code: Ε7ΥΠ
Semester: 3nd
Weekly teaching hours: 4
Course offered to Erasmus students:
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Learning Outcomes: 
The aim of the course is to understand the mechanisms of Heat and Mass Transfer, through the analysis of the Fundamental Principles and Laws governing phenomena, in order to approach the solution of problems, which are presented in practice and concern the specialty of environmental engineer.
After the successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • know and describe mathematically the mechanisms of heat and mass transfer
  • understand the similarities and differences of transport mechanisms
  • know and mathematically describe the principles of energy and mass conservation
  • solve energy and mass transfer problems

General Skills:
Course Outline v.2 14-5-2021
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technologies.
Critical thinking.
Autonomous work.

Course Content:  
1. Introductory course – Basic concepts
2. Heat transfer mechanisms
3. Thermal resistor networks I (Flat geometry)
4. Thermal resistor networks II (Cylindrical and spherical geometry)
5. Heat transfer from fin surfaces
6. Basic principles of heat convection
7. Analysis of Heat Exchangers – Method of Average Logarithmic Difference
8. Analysis of Heat Exchangers – Method of Effectiveness
9. Special applications of heat exchangers
10. Heat transfer by radiation
11. Mass transfer mechanisms
12. Specific diffusion mass transfer applications
13. Specific mass transfer applications by convection

Suggested Bibliography: 

  • Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E. and Lightfoot, E.N. (2007). Transport Phenomena (Revised Second Edition ed.). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN978-0-470-11539-8.
  • Brodkey R.S., Hershey H.C., (1988). Transport Phenomena – A Unified Approach. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 960-7219-14-7.
  • Bergman T.L., Lavine A.S., Incropera F.P., Dewitt D.P. (2011) Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 13 978-0470-50197-9.
  • Yunus A. Cengel (2002) Heat Transfer: A Practical Approach. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 13: 978-0072458930.
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