102535 Advanced Nuclear Heat Transfer

Course Goals:

Heat transfer takes place during the conversion of nuclear energy to heat in nuclear power plants and conversion of solar energy to heat in photovoltaics. The aim of this lecture is to teach the basic concepts of heat transfer, which are conduction, convection and radiation and give further knowledge in advanced systems.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students who pass this course will know the principles of heat transfer via conduction, convection and radiation. They will apply these principles to all the systems having energy transfer, primarily the systems in nuclear power stations.

Course Subjects:

  • Laws of thermodynamics.
  • Fundamental principles of conduction, convection and radiative heat transfer.
  • Heat transfer via conduction in rectangular coordinates.
  • Heat transfer via conduction in cylindrical and spherical coordinates.
  • Conduction with and without heat generation.
  • Heat exchangers.
  • Unsteady state conduction.
  • Forced convection: Flow over flat surfaces.
  • Forced convection: Flow over cylindrical and spherical surfaces.
  • Boundary layers, dimensionless numbers and boundary layer similarities.
  • Forced convection: Internal flow.
  • Free convection.
  • Boiling and condensation.
  • Radiative heat transfer.