cod. 1006431

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Fisica tecnica industriale (ING-IND/10)
Ingegneria meccanica
Type of training activity
72 hours
of face-to-face activities
9 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student will learn the basic principles of heat and mass transfer and fluid flow referred to food processing.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
The student will acquire knowledge about the application of transport phenomena principles to processes involved in engineering applications, with particular reference to the food industry.
Making judgments:
By the end of the course the student will have the tools to critically evaluate the design choices in the field of heat transfer apparatuses design.
Communication skills:
The student must possess the ability to present clearly the procedure adopted in the design of heat transfer apparatuses.


To follow the course with profit requires knowledge of the basic concepts of Applied Physics.

Course unit content

The course is structured into two parts: theory and practical lessons. The theory lectures cover the following subjects: Steady and un steady heat conduction. Convection. Mass Transport. Analogy between the transport of energy, mass and momentum. Heat transfer in boiling and condensation. Convective heat transfer enhancement. Heat exchangers. Rheology. Computational fluid flow and heat transfer. Inverse problem solution.
The practical lessons are integral part of the course and they are dedicated to numerical exercises that provide the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the course.
Part of the practical activity is carried out in the computer lab and it is focused on the application of numerical analysis tools to heat transfer and fluid flow problems. In order to acquire an applicative knowledge this part of the course is based on practical lectures to be held with the use of the Matlab and Comsol Multyiphysics environment.

Full programme

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F. P. INCOPRERA, D P DE WITT: "Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer", John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Teaching methods

The theoretical part of the course will be illustrated by means of lectures.
Part of the practical activity is carried out in the computer lab and it also includes an activity pursued independently by the students, followed by an elaboration and discussion of the results.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is based on an oral test consisting of a numerical exercise and two theoretical questions. The verification is so weighted: 50% correct resolution of a practical exercise), 50% correct and complete answer to theory questions and speaking ability).
For the solution of the numerical exercise, reference texts, thermodynamic tables and lessons notes can be consulted. The final vote shall be communicated immediately at the end of the oral exam before the registratrion.
The Laude is added in case of excellent score in each item and in case of particular communicative and speaking ability with reference to the specific field.

Other information

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