Heat Transfer Fundamentals, 3 PDH
(Fundamentals of Heat Transfer)

Fundamentals of Heat Transfer, 3 PDH

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Heat Transfer Fundamentals

Course Highlights 

Heat transfer is of concern across several engineering disciplines. This course provides a review of basic heat transfer principles, including a summary of commonly used heat transfer terms, and a summary of the principles of and calculations used for conduction heat transfer, convection heat transfer, and radiation heat transfer.

This course is intended primarily for mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and industrial engineers, but would be of interest to any engineer wanting a basic review of heat transfer principles. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about the general principles and equations used for conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer.

In this course, you need to review the material in the document, "Basics of Heat Transfer," which is Module 2 of the DOE Fundamentals Handbook - Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow (DOE-HDBK-1012/2-92).

Upon completing your review of the course material, you need to take a multiple choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document. 80% correct is required for a quiz passing grade.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will

  • Be familiar with the common terminology used in the heat transfer field
  • Be able to identify whether a given example of heat transfer is conduction, convection, or radiation heat transfer
  • Be able to use Fourier's law of heat conduction to make calculations for conduction heat transfer in rectangular coordinates
  • Be able to use Fourier's law of heat conduction to make calculations for conduction heat transfer in rectangular coordinates
  • Be able to use Fourier's law of heat conduction to make calculations for conduction heat transfer in cylindrical coordinates
  • Be able to make convection heat transfer calculations
  • Be able to make radiation heat transfer calculations

The following are required for this training course.

  • Modern computer (PC with windows or MAC) not older than 8 years should do it.
  • Adobe PDF Reader, Windows or MAC: GET IT HERE .

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Heat Transfer Fundamentals

Course Author Profile: Harlan Bengson, Ph, PE