Course Syllabus for

Heat and Mass Transfer
Värme- och massöverföring

MVK161F, 9 credits

Valid from: Spring 2013
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2013-02-28

General Information

Division: Energy Sciences
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: MVK160
Teaching language: English


The course aims to provide deeper knowledge, a wider scope and improved understanding of the mechanisms of heat and mass transfer as well as a better insight into analytical and empirical methods applied in analysis and synthesis of heat and mass transfer related problems. The students should gain knowledge to apply the theories to relevant engineering problems. The course is a continuation and extension of the basic heat transfer course MMV031 Heat Transfer.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Periodic heat conduction, melting-/solidification, permeable materials, anisotropic materials. General energy equation, heat transfer at high velocities, heat transfer in rarefied gases and porous media. Optimization of heat exchanger networks with respect to heat recovery (pinch technology). Grassroot design, retrofit design, and introduction of heat pumps are exemplified. Diffusive mass transfer in solids, convective mass transfer and combined heat and mass transfer. Mass transfer with and without chemical reactions (combustion) is illustrated. Introduction of the radiation transfer equation (RTE) for handling participating media like gases and liquids. Transport phenomena in fuel cells like momentum, mass, energy transports as well as chemical reactions, and numerical simulation methods.

Course Literature

The course literature consists of excerpts from the international literature, compendia material, and computer software for the pinch technology.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, project, miscellaneous. The course is given in form of lectures with illustrating examples, home assignments and a small project. The examples and home assignments aim to give proficiency in applying the theories on engineering problems. The project aims to provide a further improved understanding and better insight in analysis some heat or mass transfer related topic.

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam. All home assignments must receive the grade passed. The exam will include a theoretical part which is to be completed with closed books. Another part of the exam will consist of problems to be solved. The book and other course material except solved problems will then be permitted. The exam encompasses 50 units (50p) and at least 20 units (20p) are required to pass the exam.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: MMV031 Heat Transfer.

Course Occasion Information

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