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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP5071660, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0528, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUISA ROSSETTO ING-IND/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/10 Technical Physics 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ROSSETTO LUISA (Presidente)
DIANI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Supplente)
2 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 ROSSETTO LUISA (Presidente)
DIANI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 ROSSETTO LUISA (Presidente)
DEL COL DAVIDE (Membro Effettivo)
DIANI ANDREA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation.
Target skills and knowledge: The course covers fundamental aspects of heat transfer and industrial applications.
The student should achieve:
- Knowledge of heat transfer processes with condensation and vaporisation.
- Ability to design and rate shell-and-tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers, fin-tube heat exchangers (coils), plate-fin heat exchangers.
Examination methods: Written test: problem and theory
Team work: design of a heat exchanger: this project replace the numerical test (problem).
Assessment criteria: Ability to rate and design heat exchangers.
Knowledge of the topics presented during the course
Course unit contents: Fundamentals of Heat Transfer and applications: Numerical methods and computer programs.
Heat transfer from combustion gases.
Heat transfer with phase change. Gas-liquid two phase flow, flow regimes, pressure drop, void fraction.
Condensation: forced convection, of mixtures, on enhanced surfaces, inside and outside tubes.
Vaporization: inside tubes, on a bundle of tubes, of mixtures, on enhanced surfaces. Critical heat flux.
Heat transfer in nano / micro structures: theory and applications (heat pipes; cooling of electronics).
Types, thermal and hydraulic rate and design of heat exchangers: shell-and-tube, plate-and-frame, air-cooled and plate-fin. Recuperators: liquid-couple indirect type exchangers, with heat pipes, regenerative heat exchangers, crossflow exchangers.
Moist Air Cooling and Dehumidification. Evaporative cooling.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures based on handouts (lecture notes) previously provided to students.
The student can perform experimental work in laboratory (2 hours): measurement of heat transfer coefficients and pressure drops during forced convection flow in a plate heat exchanger.
A laboratory with REFPROP will be organized.
Possible organization of a seminar.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • C. Bonacina, A. Cavallini, L. Mattarolo, Trasmissione del calore. Padova: CLEUP, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo