Heat Transfer for College Students Pt. 1 - Professor Behrang
What you'll learn
- A comprehensive mastery of the first law of thermodynamics for open and closed systems (Steady & Unsteady)
- Getting comfortable with solving examples and problems of the first law of thermodynamics
- In-depth understanding of the 3 heat transfer mechanisms (Conduction, Convection, Radiation)
- Getting efficient and comfortable with solving problems of 3 heat transfer mechanisms
Heat Transfer is a course that is offered to some engineering students such as Mechanical Engineers and Chemical Engineers. These series of Heat Transfer courses are designed for undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering who are interested in learning the subject in depth and aim for an A. Also, graduates who are preparing for their FE or PE exam can immensely benefit from these lectures. In this course, the students will gain complete confidence in their ability to apply the first law of thermodynamics to open/closed systems for steady/unsteady processes in order to calculate heat transfer rate. Also, the misconceptions about Cp and Cv and how to use them to calculate heat transfer rate will be addressed. Then conduction (Fourier's Law), convection (Newton's Law of Cooling), and radiation (Stefan-Boltzmann Law) are introduced and for every heat transfer mechanism, examples are provided. For radiation to surroundings, the net radiation and Kirchhoff's law will be discussed. Parameters such as reflectivity, absoptivity, emissivity, and transmissivity will be introduced. The course includes about 6 hours and half of lectures and examples. This lays a very solid foundation before steady conduction and thermal resistance network, unsteady conduction, external and internal convection, and heat exchangers are introduced in the next parts of this course.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for bachelor's students who are taking the Heat Transfer course and want to get an A. Also, it will help Mechanical Engineering students or former graduates with their FE exam. It helps new grad students to brush up on their heat transfer skills without taking hours to read the book.
I am a Scholarly Associate Professor at the MME department of Washington State University.
I graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, Pullman in May 2013.
My focus is thermofluids namely Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermal System Design, Engineering Experimentation...
I have been a faculty since August 2013. Since then I have taught 9 different courses (especially fluid courses) multiple times and graduated about 250 students. My average ratings from students in recent year as a professor has been more than 90% (4.5/5).
According to many of my former students, I am a natural teacher. I know the content and I know how to look at the subject from student's point of view. As a result, I am capable of explaining complex subjects.
My teaching method always involves solving multiple problems after the lecture to solidify the concepts.
I am also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in thermofluids in the state of Washington.