Course syllabus

Värme- och massöverföring
Heat and Mass Transfer

MVK160, 9 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Elective for: M4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course aims to provide deeper knowledge, a wider scope and improved understanding of the mechanisms of heat and mass transfer as well as a better insight into analytical and empirical methods applied in analysis and synthesis of heat and mass transfer related problems. The students should gain knowledge to apply the theories to relevant engineering problems. The course is a continuation and extension of the basic heat transfer course MMV031 Heat Transfer.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Periodic heat conduction, melting-/solidification, permeable materials, anisotropic materials. General energy equation, heat transfer at high velocities, heat transfer in rarefied gases and porous media. Optimization of heat exchanger networks with respect to heat recovery (pinch technology). Grassroot design, retrofit design, and introduction of heat pumps are exemplified. Diffusive mass transfer in solids, convective mass transfer and combined heat and mass transfer. Mass transfer with and without chemical reactions (combustion) is illustrated. Introduction of the radiation transfer equation (RTE) for handling participating media like gases and liquids. Transport phenomena in fuel cells like momentum, mass, energy transports as well as chemical reactions, and numerical simulation methods.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: All home assignments must receive the grade passed. The exam will include a theoretical part which is to be completed with closed books. Another part of the exam will consist of problems to be solved. The book and other course material except solved problems will then be permitted. The exam encompasses 50 units (50p) and at least 20 units (20p) are required to pass the exam.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Jinliang Yuan,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is given in form of lectures with illustrating examples, home assignments and a small project. The examples and home assignments aim to give proficiency in applying the theories on engineering problems. The project aims to provide a further improved understanding and better insight in analysis some heat or mass transfer related topic.