Heat and Mass Transfer (ME 309)

2023 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
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).


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 3

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5

1. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5

2. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5

3. Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 4

4. Have the ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 3

5. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 3

6. Possess knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1

7. Possess knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; knowledge of behavior according to ethical principles, understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 2

8. Have the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. 3

1. Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 5

2. Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 5


  Percentage (%)
Final 20
Quiz 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