Heat and Mass Transfer
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2022/3 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2022/3||WS 2011/2||SS 2011|
MW0006 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Extended surfaces: Energy balance with variable cross sectional area; effectiveness and efficiency of fins; optimisation of a fin profile
Heat transfer with heat source: Spatial varying heat source density; phase change as heat source; melting-solidification ("Stephan-problem"), boiling-condensation (boiling curve according to Nukijama; correlations)
Heat transfer in internal flows: Critical Reynolds-number and entry length; laminar fully-developed flow in tubes; thermal entry region; correlations for further geometries and turbulent tube flow
Radiation Direction dependent emission; view factors; diffusive radiation between grey surfaces; detailed form of Kirchhoff´s Law. Mass transfer: Mass transfer and phase equlibria: concentrations; calculation of phase equilibria; driving force of mass transfer. Diffusion and convection: diffusion coefficient (gas and liquid), Fick's law of diffusion, molar and mass flux, basic equations, special cases (equimolecular diffusion, unimolecular diffusion, dilluted solution), Mass Transfer two phases: equations for mass transfer (²-model), film theory, overall-model and overall mass transfer coefficient, theories of determining the mass transfer coefficient (film theory, penetration theory (surface renewal theory), analogy heat and mass transfer)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|UE||2||Heat and Mass Transfer - supplementary tutorial||
Responsible/Coordination: Polifke, W.
singular or moved dates
Learning and Teaching Methods
& Sons, Zweite Auflage, 2002; Cussler, E. L.: Diffusion Mass Transfer in Fluid Systems. Cambridge University Press,
Dritte Auflage, 2009; Mersmann, A.: Stoffübertragung. Springer-Verlag, 1986.
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.