[ 220KTKWAWTK23 ] KV Applied Heat Transfer

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
2 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Gerald Berger-Weber 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sustainable Polymer Engineering & Circular Economy 2023W
Objectives Students will be able to:

  1. explain the heat transfer phenomena occurring in a simple solar collector,
  2. relate typical thermal properties of plastics to other materials,
  3. reproduce the most important thermodynamic ratios and be able to estimate them for given data without electronic help, as well as
  4. analyze practical problems from solar thermal energy, building physics, or plastics technology, select the simple or coupled heat transfer cases that correctly describe them, simplify them for the specific problem, and calculate them using a calculator under given boundary conditions.

Students have improved self-management as well as strengthened analytical and calculation skills.

Subject Introduction to the physical principles of heat transfer and analytical modeling of heat transfer processes. Basic concepts and methods of heat transfer: Key figures and their ranges, thermal radiation, steady-state heat conduction and heat transfer, transient heat conduction, convective heat transfer, heat exchangers. Case studies from solar thermal energy, plastics technology and building physics. Deepening of the calculation competence by means of analytical calculations of practical application cases.
Criteria for evaluation Written or oral examination after the end of the course, after which 3 examination dates will be offered per semester. 40% of the grade is defined by participation and passing short tests during the course.
Methods Flipped Classroom: Students learn the theoretical basics in self-study (supported by videos, texts, script) before the respective meeting in the lecture hall. In the lecture hall, the practical significance is discussed using examples from solar thermal and plastics technology, and the practical application is deepened using calculation exercises.
Language German
Study material
  • Core Reading: W. Polifke und J. Kopitz: Wärmeübertragung. Pearson Verlag.
  • R. Marek, K.Nitsche: Praxis der Wärmeübertragung. Hanser Verlag
  • P.v.Böckh: Wärmeübertragung. Springer Verlag
  • G.P. Merker, C. Eiglmeier: Fluid- und Wärmetransport. Teubner Verlag.
  • R.Neer: Wärme- und Stoffübertragung. Wärmeübertrager und Dampferzeuger. RWTH Aachen
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 45
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority