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EM40JK: THERMODYNAMICS 2 (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:32

Course Overview

Heat transfer is perhaps the most useful aspect of thermodynamics with related problems being found in all branches of engineering. This course concentrates on conduction, radiation and convection. In each part there is a thorough coverage of the fundamentals as well as selected applications.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Marcus Campbell Bannerman

Qualification Prerequisites


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Course Description

Conduction: Fourier's Law applied to steady and non-steady conditions.
Convection: Forced and natural.
Radiation heat transfer: The Stefan-Boltzmann Law, view factors, the summation and reciprocity rules.
Heat exchangers: Mode of operation and design calculations.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination paper (80%); continuous assessment (class test) (20%).

Formative Assessment

Class test will take place towards the late of the term and feedback will be provided shortly after the class test.


a) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the  tutorial sessions.

b) Class exam feedback will be uploaded at MyAberdeen and will be emailed to the whole class at their University email address shortly after the class test (before the end of term) which will be useful for preparing their final exam.

c) Generic exam feedback will be uploaded at MyAberdeen and will be emailed to the whole class at their University email address

d) Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.

Course Learning Outcomes


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