autumn 2022
BYG-3802 Heat and Mass Transfer - 5 ECTS

Last changed 29.09.2022

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st

Type of course

The course can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

1. Integrated building technology

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in building / construction engineering, or HVAC / energy engineering. Applicants with other subject combinations (energy and environment, fire, etc.) are assessed separately.

Regulations on admission to studies at UiT state that in order to be admitted to a master's degree program of 120 credits, there are requirements for specialization in subjects, courses or subject groups of a minimum of 80 credits or integrated education of a minimum of 120 credits. For the field of study Integrated Building Technology, the requirement for professional specialization within the subject areas building / construction, house building technology, construction technology or HVAC / energy technology applies. Applicants with other specializations may be admitted after special assessment.

In addition, there is a requirement for basic knowledge of at least 25 credits in mathematics (cf. Mathematics 1, 2 and 3), at least 5 credits in statistics / probability and at least 7.5 credits in physics in accordance with the framework plan for the Bachelor of Engineering.

2. Water and sewage technology

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in construction engineering, civil engineering, water and sewerage engineering, environmental engineering, HVAC engineering and energy technology. Applicants with other subject combinations (water sciences, sanitary and environmental sciences, hydrology / hydraulics, etc.) are considered separately.

Regulations on admission to studies at UiT state that in order to be admitted to a master's degree program of 120 credits, there are requirements for specialization in subjects, courses or subject groups of a minimum of 80 credits or integrated education of a minimum of 120 credits. For the field of study Water and Sewerage Technology, the requirement for professional specialization in construction, water and sewerage technology, civil engineering and HVAC applies. Applicants with other specializations can be admitted after special assessment. Basic knowledge of water and drainage technology is recommended.

In addition, there is a requirement for basic knowledge of at least 25 credits in mathematics (cf. Mathematics 1, 2 and 3), at least 5 credits in statistics / probability and at least 7.5 credits in physics in accordance with the framework plan for the Bachelor of Engineering.

Application code: 9371


Course content

Heat Transfer, is a required course for building engineering and optional for electrical/mechanical engineering students. The course presents the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. One-dimensional steady and transient conduction is studied for planar, cylindrical, and spherical geometries. The lumped capacitance analysis is used for transient conduction when appropriate. Analytical and numerical methods are presented for two-dimensional conduction problems, including the analysis of extended surfaces. Convection heat transfer is studied in both internal and external geometries and under laminar and turbulent flow regimes. External flows include cooling on flat plates due to laminar and turbulent boundary layer flows, and cooling of cylinders due to cross flow. The convection heat transfer analysis in internal flows considers laminar and turbulent pipe flows. Free convection is also considered where heat transfer is due to flow induced by fluid buoyancy. Radiation heat transfer is studied by considering both the general characteristics of radiation as well as the properties of radiating surfaces and radiation heat transfer between surfaces. Methods for solving multi-mode heat transfer are presented throughout the course. Heat exchangers and heat transfer from extended surfaces are two applications studied in the course.  The mass transfer will cover the movement of moisture and dampness in buildings.

The course provides understanding and tools to carry out the design and analysis of processes involving heat transfer and mass transfer.


Objectives of the course

After completing the course the student will understand the fundamental physical principles of heat and mass transfer,

The course develops basic knowledge and problem solving skills in the areas of heat transfer and mass transfer. 

The course provides understanding and tools to carry out the design and analysis of processes involving heat transfer and mass transfer with building applications in particular.

 The descriptions should follow the following setup:

After passing the course, students will have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

- Understanding of physical laws and mathematical equations that govern heat and mass transfer phenomenon and various applications

- Knowledge about mechanisms of different mode of heat and mass transfer

- Understanding of heat exchangers

Skills:

  • Solve steady one-dimensional heat transfer problems analytically. Use resistance method to approximate solutions to composite geometries
  • Solve transient heat transfer problems using analytical methods and charts,
  • Calculate heat transfer coefficients for free and forced convections, external and internal flows
  • Calculate shape factors radiative heat fluxes between surfaces of simple geometries
  • Analyse heat exchangers using NTNU and LMTD methods
  • Calculate gradient driven species mass fluxes i.e. moisture transfer in buildings

Understanding moist air and use of mollier chart

Competence: Apply heat and mass transfer knowledge to estimate heat losses in various applications particularly in buildings. Understanding of cooling and heating loads in HVAC applications.


Language of instruction and examination

English

Teaching methods

Textbook, supporting literature and lecture notes, written assignments, Tutorial and self study.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

Master Level

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412.


Schedule

Recommended reading/syllabus

Pensumliste for BYG-3802 Heat & mass Transfer

Examination

Examination systems: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 3 Hours A–E, fail F
Coursework requirements – To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
Written coursework Approved/ Not approved

More info about the coursework requirements

There will be given only one extra attempt to get the work approved. Previous approved mandatory written coursework does not need to be delivered again. 

Re-sit examination

Re sit exam will be arranged in this course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: BYG-3802
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