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SEM405 - Heat Transfer

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Subrat Das


SEM218 and SEM314



Incompatible with: SEM414
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per trimester. Students must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during Week 8.


Topics to be addresses in this unit include: Introduction: general terminology, dimension and units. Steady conduction: Fourier law, overall heat transfer coefficient, thermal resistance (network). General conduction equation theoretical and numerical approaches to solve: two dimensional steady conduction problems. Unsteady conduction: lumped heat capacity method and numerical method up to two dimensions. Convection: principles of convection, empirical formula and natural convection heat exchanger: heat exchanger calculations. Radiation: radiation properties; black body, view factors, radiation between black surfaces and radiation between grey surfaces.


2 x assignments (40%, 60%) 100%. 

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 8.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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