Transport Processes II (Heat Transfer)
ChemE 340







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ChemE 340 – Heat Transfer - Winter 2016

Course Instructor: Professor René M. Overney

245 Benson, 206-543-4353, E-mail the instructor


Teaching Assistants:

Brittney Hellner, BNS 127, E-mail TA

Kan Wu, BNS 320, 206-685-3627, E-mail TA


Lecture/Recitation/Quizzes/Exams:  9:30-10:20, JHN 175

Lecture:                   M/Wed/Thu

Recitation/Quizzes: F  

Homework due:       M 

Midterms:                Tue (see schedule details below)


Office Hours:


Overney (BNS 245):       Wed 12:30-1:30


Hellner (BNS 137A):      Th    12:30-1:30

Wu (BNS 137A):            Th      1:30-2:30


Course Textbook: Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer (7th ed.)

                                      by Bergman, Lavine, Incropera, DeWitt



Course Description

This course focuses on the basic principles of heat transfer, for conduction, convection, and radiation. Heat transfer is discussed in applications involving external flow, internal flow, free convection, boiling, condensation, heat exchanger, and radiation exchange. The students will be able to reduce complex engineering applications involving heat transfer to the essential and analytically analyze them, and to decide about engineering solutions based on the analysis. Prerequisite: ChemE 330.


Within the framework of the new accreditation procedure (ABET) it is measured whether students meet the course objectives. In this course the course objectives will be measured with quizzes that test the students understanding of the theory and applications, which the students were exposed to during the lecture and by working through the weekly homework problems, respectively. The students’ performance on these quizzes will provide continuous feedback and provide improvement of the syllabus.

Course Credit

Course credit is based on

- Course Participation (Homework, Quizzes, Participation in Class) (30%),

- 2 Midterm Exams (40%), and

- Final Exam (30%).


Quizzes are taken on Fridays and the Midterms are scheduled on Tuesdays (see schedule below).


Examinations: Two one-hour midterm exam (open book, closed notes) and a two-hour comprehensive final exam (open book, closed notes).

                  ŕ Hardcopy course textbooks are required!

All examinations are required and there will be no make-ups. Missing an examination or not turning one in is graded as a failure (0.0).



Weekly, assigned on Monday and due the following Monday at the beginning of the recitation session. The Homework Assignments and Solutions are posted at



On some of the Fridays, quizzes will be given that are based on problems and materials from the lecture and prior homework. The weakest quiz score will be dropped . There will be no make-ups. Missing a quiz or not turning one in is graded as a failure (0.0).

Required Readings

From Course Textbook in parallel to lecture and homework assignments.

Schedule Details


Jan. 4         Instructions begin

Jan. 8         Practice Quiz

Jan. 15       Quiz 1

Jan. 18       Holiday (HW due on Wed)

Jan. 22       Quiz 2

Jan 26        Midterm 1



Feb 12       Quiz 3

Feb 15       Holiday (HW due on Wed)

Feb 23       Midterm 2




Mar. 4        Quiz 4

Mar 11       Last day of instruction

Mar 16       Final Exam: Wednesday, 8:30-10:20 a.m. (JHN 175)

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If any student has a learning disability or other special needs, please inform the instructor the first week of class so we can make special arrangements to accommodate you.