Heat Transfer and Design of Energy Systems

Course code CHEE2691Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Comprises two components, heat transfer, and energy systems. Part A of the course presents an elementary treatment of the principle of heat transfer in which students are introduced to the fundamentals of conduction, convection and radiation. Part B of the course provides an overview of the fuel technology, combustion, systems for energy conversion (eg engines, combustors), renewable energy sources, and environmental implications of energy systems.
Part B also covers design aspects of energy systems from a heat transfer point of view.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Objectives1. To provide an introduction to heat and energy system
2. To develop an understanding of physical processes (eg conduction, convection & radiation) associated with heat transfer
3. To introduce the concept of transient and multi-dimensional heat transfer, as well as phase changes
4. To establish, at an introductory level, an appreciation of fuel technology, power generation, combustion and environmental implications of energy systems.
ContentPart A:

1. One-dimensional steady conduction
2. Steady-state conduction in multiple dimensions
3. Unsteady state conduction
4. Principles of convection
5. Natural and forced convection systems
6. Boiling and condensation
7. Radiation heat transfer
8. Heat exchangers analysis and design


1. Characteristics of the gaseous, liquid and solid fuels
2. Flames
3. Fires and explosions
4. Power generation systems such as, gas-fired furnaces, premixed-charged engines, oil-fired furnaces, gas-turbines, direct injection engines, fixed-bed combustors, pulverised fuel combustors, and fluidised bed combustors
5. Renewable energy sources
6. Energy and environment
7. Thermal design of energy systems
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGENG1803
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalStudents must satisfactorily pass final exam to pass course. Criterion fail ensures that students exhibit analytical competency in the fundamental of heat transfer and design of energy systems.
Other: (please specify)Assessment in this course will consist of a formal examination and regular assignments.

Refer to course outline for information
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CHEE2691