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Heat transfer, Transfer Mechanisms, and Fluid Mechanics 2


Programme (detailed contents) :


-       Conduction in unsteady state (finite difference method). Radiative heat exchanges inside enclosures (radiosity method);

-       dynamics of viscous fluids, pumps

-       transfer through porous media, diffusion, permeability and capillarity



lectures, tutorials, labworks


Assessed macro-skills

1.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2


Main difficulties for students:



At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):


-       Thermal transfers in unsteady state and heat exchangers ;

-       Viscous fluid flows ;

-       Mass transfer through porous mdia



The student will be able to:

-       Realise varied balances of enclosure thermal transfers under real boundary conditions ;

-       Design an heat exchanger ;

-       Design flow networks with or without pumps

-       Express the different types of transfer occurring through  a porous system

Needed prerequisite


Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...


- Fluid Mechanics, F.M. WHITE, Mc Graw Hill

- Mécanique des fluides, éléments d'un premier parcours, P. CHASSAING,

Cépadués Editions

- Fluides en écoulements, méthodes et modèles, J. PADET, Masson

- Thermal radiation heat transfer: Siegel R.et Howell J.R. Hemisphere publishing corporation.

- LaTransmission de la chaleur, Vol 1– Tome 1, Généralités – La conduction, A. B De Vriendt, Gaëtan morin éditeur.

Additional information

Thermal transfers, heat exchangers, viscous flow, pumps, mass transfer, permeability, diffusion