FENA2010 - Heat and Mass Transfer


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course intends to give an introduction to the laws for heat and mass transport. Following an introduction to the principles of heat transfer, are these topics addressed: Stationary and non-stationary conduction, basic conditions and engineering contexts of convective heat transfer, phase change heat transfer (boiling/condensation), radiation and heat exchangers. Both analytical and numerical (computer-based) calculation methods are presented.

Learning outcome

The course will give the student knowledge of
- basic heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection, radiation).
- heat transport by conduction in solids for stationary and transient conditions.
- heat transport by convection in duct flow and on external surfaces.
- heat transfer by radiation.
- convective mass transport.
- friction and pressure loss in boundary layer flow in ducts and on
external surfaces.
- heat transfer by phase change (boiling/condensation).
- boundary layer flow, laminar and turbulent flow.
- heat exchangers: behavior and the most common designs.

The course will enable the student to
- calculate heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation for
practical situations.
- analyze and calculate heat transport in composite systems with
several heat transfer mechanisms involved.
- calculate mass transport using a heat transfer analogy.
- perform thermal-hydraulic calculations for heat exchangers.

General competence:
The course will provide the student with
- basic competence included in other topics focusing on thermal
energy systems and processes.
- skills to analyze and calculate heat transfer in
complex problems and heat engineering equipment

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation exercises, computer exercises, and laboratory exercises. A minimum of 75 % of the calculation/computer exercises, as well as at least 1 of the laboratory exercises, has to be approved before the student can take the exam. It can be arranged approximately 2 mid-term tests, which will each be credited as 2 approved exercises.

Compulsory laboratory work and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Written exam with a duration of 4 hours which constitutes 100 % of the assessment basis in the course.
Grade: Letter A-F.

Permitted aids at the examination:
- No written or printed aids.
- Specified simple calculator: Casio fx-82ES PLUS, Casio fx-82EX, Citizen SR-270X, Citizen SR-270X College, Hewlett Packard HP30S.
- Other permitted calculators: Casio FX9860GII, Casio FXCG20, Texas Instrument 84 Plus.

Re-sit exam in August. The re-sit examination might be changed from written to oral. All assessments must be repeated if redoing the course.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Required previous knowledge

No course requirements.

Active student status at one of the following programs is required:
- Renewable Energy Engineering (BIFOREN)
- Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENG2010 7.5 01.09.2019
FENT2010 7.5 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2021-05-27

Submission 2021-05-27

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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