ME 5390 Advanced Thermal Design
Fall 2017

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: Thu,7:00 – 9:30 PM (Room D206)
Office hours
: Mon. & Wed. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Thu. 5:30 - 6:30 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

Homework & Computer Assignments                                  30%
Midterm                                                                              30%
Final Design
Project and Presentation Thu. 12/14               40%

Grading Scale:             
90.0%-100.0%    =A         
85.0%-90.0%      =BA       
80.0%- 85.0%     =B          
75.0%-80.0%      =CB       
70.0%-75.0%      =C          
65.0%-70.0%      =DC       
60.0%-65.0%      =D         
0.0%-60.0%         =E

Homework: Homework will be assigned in class. No late homework will be accepted. Homework solutions will not be posted.
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.


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