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2.051 Introduction to Heat Transfer

Prereq: 2.05
U (Fall; second half of term)
6 Units

Introduces fundamental processes of heat transfer. Fourier's law. Heat conduction processes including thermal resistance, lumped capacitance, fins, and the heat equation. Elementary convection, including laminar and turbulent boundary layers, internal flow, and natural convection. Thermal radiation, including Stefan-Boltzmann law, small object in large enclosure, and parallel plates. Basic concepts of heat exchangers.

J. H. Lienhard, E. N. Wang, A. Hosoi

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