EML 6154   Conduction Heat Transfer

Course Objectives and Outcomes: The goal of this course is to teach basic and advanced solution techniques, including exact and approximate approaches, for a wide range of conduction heat transfer problems. Included are both multidimensional steady state and transient analyses, with emphasis on the fundamental physics and underlying mathematics associated with heat transfer. Accordingly, this course will stress the concepts of energy balance and boundary conditions with a wide range of formal solution techniques for solution of governing heat transfer equations. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to understand advanced heat transfer solution techniques coupled with a strong foundation and appreciation for the physics and mathematics of conduction heat transfer. Micro-scale heat transfer, including energy carriers, carrier length scales, and micro-scale heat transfer regimes is also covered at the introductory level.

EML 6155   Convection Heat Transfer

Course Objectives and Outcomes: To provide a fundamental treatment of fluid flows controlled by viscous or turbulent stress gradients and the subsequent heat transfer between fluids and solid surfaces. Analytical solutions to the momentum and energy conservation equations for both laminar and turbulent flows will be considered. Students will be expected to derive appropriate transport equations, apply transport equations to convective transport problems, and evaluate appropriate transport properties such as friction factors, Nusselt numbers, Sherwood numbers, and Stanton numbers. The fundamental conservation principles covered in this course provide a solid foundation for the engineering practitioner engaged in single phase convective thermal transport; a solid foundation is also provided for further studies in multiphase convective transport.

EGM 6855   Biofluid and Bioheat

Course Objectives and Outcomes: The objective of this course is to enhance students knowledge on modern fluid dynamics and heat transfer concepts such as fundamentals of micro/nanoscale transport, non-Newtonian fluid flow, multi-component flow (micro- and submicron-size particles flow and free surface or two-layer/two-fluid flow), transport through porous media (Darcy's law, squeeze flow, etc.) and nanoporous membranes, and physics of transport and selectivity in nanochannels. These concepts are universal and apply to many systems and processes (e.g. micro and nanofluidics, membrane science and technology, energy systems). In this course, we apply these principles to blood flow in the cardiovascular system; gas exchange in the pulmonary system (e.g. transport of gas between blood and tissues); cell ion channels (principles of proteins, electrolyte, and water molecules transport); filtration/purification processes in the kidney (direct, facilitated, and active transport processes); tissues thermal transport processes (Pennes model, etc.); thermal ablation therapies (e.g. heat transfer analysis during short pulse laser irradiation).