19E012PT - Heat transfer

Course specification
Course title Heat transfer
Acronym 19E012PT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Power Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 3.0 Status elective
Condition None.
The goal To introduce the basic laws of heat transfer and energy transfer by the mass transfer.Understanding the temperature as the major limiting factor of the power of electric power component.Understanding the distribution of the losses, consequent distribution of the heat and the temperature increase.Introducing practical approach to perform the thermal calculations based on empirical laws.
The outcome To train students to (1) identify,formulate and solve basic heat transfer problems appearing in practice of electric power engineering,(2) to understand how the basic laws can be applied in the practice,but also to be aware of empirical procedures and (3) to understand the new possibilities of modern software tools and the methods,based on more rigorous and detailed physical models.
Contents of lectures Conduction (Heat diffusion equation and its solving–analytical and numerical, using software),radiation (basic laws and radiation networks),and convection (classification and available equations).Complex heat transfer and boundary conditions.Steady state and transient processes.Heat transfer by mass transfer.Heat exchangers.Cooling fins.Examples in electric power engineering.
Contents of exercises Problem solving classes and 4 laboratory exercises (temperature measurement (3 classes), convection – determining of convection heat transfer coefficients using direct and indirect method (4 classes), radiation – space distribution of the radiation heat (3 classes), conduction – Beuken’s model and FEM tool (4 classes).
  1. Materials on site
  2. Problems of electrical heating and laboratory exercises, Z. Radaković, M. Jovanović, University of Belgrade, 1995.
  3. Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer, Incropera, DeWitt, Bergman, Lavine, 6th edition, ISBN-13: 978-0471457282, ISBN-10: 0471457280 (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
1 0.5 1
Methods of teaching Standard lectures, Standard problem solving lessons, Software demonstartion, Laboratory work
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 35
Practical lessons 30 Oral examination
Colloquia 35