2.51 Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer

Fall 2008

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier.
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier. "Portraits et Histoire des Hommes Utiles, Collection de Cinquante Portraits," Societe Montyon et Franklin, 1839-1840.

Course Highlights

This course features an online textbook via Prof. John Lienhard's Web site. In addition, the study materials section includes data tables for required constants and the tools section contains a downloadable MATLAB guide.

Course Description

2.51 is a 12-unit subject, serving as the Mechanical Engineering Department's advanced undergraduate course in heat and mass transfer. The prerequisites for this course are the undergraduate courses in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, specifically Thermal Fluids Engineering I and Thermal Fluids Engineering II or their equivalents. This course covers problems of heat and mass transfer in greater depth and complexity than is done in those courses and incorporates many subjects that are not included or are treated lightly in those courses; analysis is given greater emphasis than the use of correlations. Course 2.51 is directed at undergraduates having a strong interest in thermal science and graduate students who have not previously studied heat transfer.
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Prof. Bora Mikic

Course Meeting Times

2 sessions / week
1.5 hours / session