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Advanced Heat Transfer and Energetics (IEN / ME / SEM-ISE / M2-FME / M2-ENTECH) - 5EU5ADHT

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 58.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 8.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 26.0


    ECTS 5.0


The module is about energy exchanges and transformations dealing with moving fluids. The question is dealt as well from a local phenomenon point of view with an emphasize on radiative and convective heat transfers as from a system point of view where energy transformation is approached from a thermodynamic point of view (improvements and optimization of jet engines, turboshafts and reciprocating engines). Theoretical teachings are completed with group projects including dedicated lab sessions (chosen among boiling heat transfer, air conditioning or combined heat and power generation).


Pierre-Luc DELAFIN


Convective and radiative heat transfer :
Phenomenology, heat transfer modes, thermal resistances and their limits, radiation with or without participating media, natural and forced convection for internal / external flows, laminar or turbulent.
Radiometry / black body: radiometric quantities, radiative equilibrium and black body, Planck law.
Surface radiation: phenomenology, grey/lambertian surfaces, Snell's law, real surfaces, view factors
Participating media: radiative transfer equation, emission / absorption in gases,diffusion (Rayleigh/Mie)
Convection equations, models with turbulent viscosity, incompressible flows, Boussinesq approximation, boundary layer approximations.
Scale analysis, application to those equations, dimensionless numbers and their use in transfer laws
Flat plate boundary layer, scale analysis, profiles (Blasius, log.law), transfer laws
Natural convection on a wall: scale analysis, transfer laws, case of horizontal walls
Forced convection in ducts: mixing temperature, entry length, fully developed flow, developed thermal solution for constant flux or temperature. Profiles and transfer in developed conditions.
Natural convection phenomena in internal flows: thermosyphons, cavities, stratification, instability.


This part of the course is divided into two sub-parts:
- 16h of lecture on the basics of thermodynamics (expected to have been studied during the previous years), on turbo-reactors thermodynamics (new topic) and on the improvement of the thermodynamic cycles of gas turbines and reciprocating engines.
- A visit (2h) of a building at the Versoud airfield, near Grenoble, where aircraft and helicopter engines are stored for teaching purposes.


Modélisation et analyse d’écoulements 1
Modélisation et analyse d’écoulements 2,
Heat and Mass transfers


  • Specific credits: this course brings 6.0 ECTS to students in Year 2 Master Fluid Mechanics and Energetics (M2 FME)
  • Specific credits: this course brings 6.0 ECTS to students in Year 2 Master ENTECH (M2 ENTECH)

For SEM/GEE students:
35% Evaluation rattrapable (ER) / ER assessment : examen de thermodynamique / thermodynamics exam
65% Evaluation non rattrapable (EN) / EN assessment : projets, BE, TP / project, BE, labs

For other students:
55% Evaluation rattrapable (ER) / ER assessment : examens en ligne de thermodynamique et de transferts thermiques / online exams in thermodynamics and heat transfer
45 % Evaluation non rattrapable (EN) / EN assessment : projet, quiz de transferts thermiques / project, heat transfer quiz

SEM : EN 65% + ER 35%

The exam is given in english only FR


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 5EU5ADHT
Course language(s): FR

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