Heat and Mass Transfer (ME 309)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ali Koşar kosara@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Recitation,Laboratory
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Simulation,Case Study
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The topics are: Modes of heat transfer, energy equation, conduction, resistances, fins, lumped capacity, transient conduction, introduction to convection, properties of fluids, dimensional analysis, fluid statics, stress in fluids, conservation equations, laminar boundary layers, internal flows, external flows, natural convection, condensation, introduction to mass transfer, species conservation, evaporative cooling, introduction to radiation heat transfer, black bodies, gray body networks, spectral surfaces, solar radiation.


To give fundamentals of heat and mass transfer
To give insight into the design of thermal-fluid systems
To help students to understand the physics behing heat and mass transfer


On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Comprehend physical aspects and mechanisms of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer, mass transfer in heat sinks, heat exchangers, and energy conversion devices such as fuel cells (Program outcome 1).

- Define the application of heat and mass transfer in mechanical and chemical engineering problems (Program outcome 2).
- Describe transport phenomena (Program outcome 1).
- Define thermal problems with mathematical models that describe the heat transfer such as Fourier?s Law of conduction, Newton?s Law of cooling, heat equation, black body radiation and Kirchoff?s laws of heat resistances (Program outcome 1).
- Define diffusion problems with Fick?s Law (Program outcome1).
- Model and analyze heat and mass transfer problems using conservation equations and control volumes(Program outcome 1).
- Relate fundamental figures of merits such as heat (mass) transfer coefficient for heat (mass) transfer problems with convection (Program outcome 1).
- Improve their skills using computer tools such as MATLAB to solve fluid flow problems through a 2-week computational project (Program outcome 2).
- Identify reasonable assumptions and provide simple solutions to complex engineering problems (Program outcome 2).
- Use dimensional homogeneity as a tool for remembering formulas and as a verification tool in their derivations and solutions (Program outcome 2)
- Work with others on solution strategies but solve the actual problem on their own thorough homework assignments (Program outcome 2).


  Percentage (%)
Final 20
Exam 40
Participation 20
Group Project 20



Incropera,D.P. DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 5th Edition, John Wiley Sons
Reference books:
? Heat and Mass Transfer: A Practical Approach, Yunus Çengel, 2006, ISBN-10: 007325035X
? A Heat Transfer Textbook, 3rd edition John H. Lienhard IV, Professor, University of Houston, John H. Lienhard V, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, http://web.mit.edu/lienhard/www/ahtt.html
? Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Bruce R. Munson, Donald F. Young, Theodore H. Okiishi, Fifth Edition, 2006, ISBN-10: 047185526X
? Basic Heat and Mass Transfer (2nd Edition), A.F. Mills, 1999, ISBN-10: 0130962473