101651 Basics of 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 describe the basic principles.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 describe the basic principles.

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 during the transfer of energy to heat in nuclear power stations.

Course Subjects:

  • 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.
  • Heat conduction in composite walls.
  • Conduction with and without heat generation.
  • Unsteady state conduction.
  • Heat transfer via convection.
  • Boundary layers.
  • Dimensionless numbers and boundary layer similarities.
  • Forced convection: Flow over flat surfaces.
  • Forced convection: Flow over cylindrical and spherical surfaces.
  • Forced convection: Internal flow.
  • Free convection.
  • Radiative heat transfer.