TEP4130 - Heat and Mass Transfer


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 4 timer

Course content

The course will give an introductory treatment of the governing laws for heat and masss transfer. The following topics are covered: Steady state and transient conduction, fundamentals and engineering treatment of convection heat transfer, heat transfer with phase change (boiling/condensation), radiation heat transfer and heat exchangers. Both analytical and numerical solution methods are presented.

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about:
- Basic heat transfer mechanisms (conduction, convection and
- Heat transfer by conduction in solids for steady-state and
transient conditions.
- Heat transfer by convection in closed conduits and on external
- Heat transfer by thermal radiation.
- Convective mass transfer.
- Friction and pressure loss in boundary layer flows in closed
conduits and external surfaces.
- Heat transfer with phase change (boiling and condensation).

–The course gives the student insight about:
- Boundary layer flow, laminar and turbulent flows.
- Heat exchangers: Working principles and basic geometries.

The course should enable the student to:
- Calculate heat transfer by conduction, convection and thermal
radiation for practical situations.
- Analyze and calculate heat transfer in complex systems involving
several heat transfer mechanisms.
- Calculate mass transfer by analogy to heat transfer.
- Perform thermal- hydraulic calculations of heat exchangers.

General competence:
The course should give the student:
- Basic competence related to other courses involving thermal energy
systems and processes.
- Skills in analyzing and calculating heat transfer in complex.
problems and heat transfer equipment.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, ordinary exercises, computer exercises and laboratory work. A minimum of 3/4 of all exercises must be accepted. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises, laboratory work

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.

Course materials

Incropera/DeWitt/Bergman/Lavine: Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer (latest edition).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO1033 7.5
TMAK2007 3.7 01.09.2018
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2014

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 1
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Energy and Indoor Environment
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics - Heat and Combustion Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Thermal Energy
  • Thermodynamics
Contact information
Course coordinator:
  • Erling Næss

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2014-06-06 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2014-08-07 09:00
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.

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