CHEM E 530 Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer I (4)
Derivation of the differential equations for mass, energy, and momentum transport. Principles of fluid mechanics; creeping flow, turbulence, boundary-layer theory. Offered: A.
CHEM E 531 Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer II (3)
Continuation of 530. Flows of fluid-particle systems; convective heat transfer, natural convection. Prerequisite: CHEM E 530.
Instructor Course Description: Stuart B. Adler
ESS 524 Numerical Heat and Mass Flow Modeling in the Earth Sciences (3)
Numerical solution of steady and transient advective-diffusion equations describing heat and mass transport processes in Earth Sciences, emphasizing finite-volume methods and their relationship to finite-difference and finite-element methods. Topics include discretization methods; coordinate systems; boundary conditions; accuracy; and stability. Prerequisite: MATH 307; MATH 308 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp; alternate years.
M E 521 Thermodynamics (3)
Fundamental concepts of temperature, thermodynamic properties, and systems. The first, second, and combined laws. Development of the relations of classical thermodynamics. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisite: M E 323 and graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
M E 522 Thermodynamics (3)
Topics from statistical thermodynamics, including the Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics. Solutions of the Schrodinger wave equation and evaluation of the partition function for translation, rotation, and vibration. Prerequisite: M E 521 or permission of instructor. Offered: by request only.
M E 530 Heat Conduction and Radiation (3)
Heat conduction advanced fundamentals, emphasizing microscale applications. Radiative transfer for transparent and for absorbing and scattering media, emphasizing combustion, biomedical, and atmospheric/oceanic environmental applications. Forward and inverse problems for both conduction and radiation. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
M E 531 Conductive Heat Transfer (3)
Analysis of steady-state and transient heat conduction in single- and multidimensional systems by mathematical, graphical, numerical, and analogical methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing in mechanical engineering or permission of instructor. Offered: by request only.
M E 532 Convective Heat Transfer (3)
Introduction to fluid flow and boundary-layer theory as applicable to forced- and natural-convection heat transfer. Condensation and boiling heat transfer. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.