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Advanced heat transferts and fluid flow


Viscous Fluid Flows :

Lectures and Tutorials

  • Intro: viscosity, fluid particle, deformation, Eulerian and Lagrangian reference system
  • Fundamental eqs : Conservation of Mass, Linear Momentum (Navier-Stokes eq) and Energy, dimensional analysis and similarity
  • Internal flows: Analytical solution of the fundamental equations, friction factor, head losses, hydraulic circuits
  • External flows: laminar and turbulent boundary layers, forces on immersed bodies, elementary aerodynamics.

Heat and Mass Transfer :

Lectures and tutorials

  • unsteady conduction
  • additional external convection (tube batteries, impacting jets, mass transfer and evaporation)
  • internal flow convection.

Numerical simulation lab work: introduction to Ansys Fluent code and realization of a project related to the course.


At the end of this course, the student should have understood and will be able to explain the basics allowing to approach a phenomenon involving real (viscous) fluids. He will be able to tackle situations involving more or less complex heat and mass transfers.

The student will also be able to conduct a numerical simulation with Ansys Fluent code.


Needed prerequisite

Inviscid fluid dynamics (I3ICFT01 – Fluid Mechanics 1)

Introduction to heat transfer (I3ICFT01 – Heat Transfer 1)

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...


Frank M. White - Fluid Mechanics – MacGrawHill

Incropera, F. P. and De Witt, D. P.

Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer, New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1990