ME 5390 Advanced Thermal Design
Spring 2018

Course Description: This course discusses the theories, designs and applications for heat sinks, thermoelectric generators and coolers, heat pipes, compact heat exchangers, thermoacoustics and solar collectors/cells with pertinent design example problems using MathCAD (mathematic modeling), ANSYS (CAD, Meshing, and Fluent) as design tools. The design concept includes modeling, graphical optimization, and simulations (3 credit).

Course objectives: To understand the theories of heat sinks, thermoelectrics, heat pipes, compact heat exchangers, thermoacoustics and solar collectors/cells; to apply the theories to design problems; to experience current state-of-the-art technologies in the above fields.

Pre-requisites:     ME4310 Heat Transfer

Instructor:             Professor HoSung Lee

Office:      Room G216, Parkview
:      269) 276-3429

Lecture hours: Mon., 4:00 6:50 PM (Room D0141)
Office hours
: Mon. & Wed. 2:30 PM 3:30 PM (Room G216)

Textbook: Thermal Design: Heat Sinks, Thermoelectrics, Heat Pipes, Compact Heat Exchangers, and Solar Cells by HoSung Lee, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010  
   Wiley, 1st Edition, 648 pages, ISBN-978-0-470-49662-6
Reference book:  "Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials" by HoSung Lee, Wiley, 2017, ISBN 978-1-118-84895-1

Homework & Computer Assignments                                  30%
Midterm Project                                                                  30%
Final Design
Project and Presentation (April 23 Mon.5:00 - 7:00 PM)       40%

Homework: Homework will be assigned in class.
Computer assignments: Computer work will be assigned in class.
Design Project: One design project will be conducted by students as a team with an oral presentation and a written report.

Note: You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp. 268-270) [Graduate (pp. 24-26)] Catalog that pertain to Academic Integrity. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.