Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Heat transfer and fluid dynamics
Course unit code 072722010601
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Elias EDER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

This course will focus on the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer by means of conduction, convection and radiation. On the other hand, their practice-oriented application to technical problems in the energy sector, especially in buildings, by means of simple mathematical models.

  • Fundamentals of fluid mechanics (pipe flows etc.).
  • Basics of heat conduction, convection and radiation.
  • One-dimensional heat conduction equation.
  • Energy balance equations (stationary and dynamic).
  • Analytical solution of simple heat transfer problems (walls, pipes, cooling fins).
  • Dimensionless key figures and their application.
  • Current applications in the building sector.

Learning outcomes

After the end of the course students are familiar with the basics of fluid mechanics and heat transfer by means of conduction, convection and radiation. They will be able to apply this understanding to real technical and everyday problems in the field of energy, form mathematical models and solve these models. The students

  • know the most important fluidic components.
  • are able to apply the learned basic methods to fluid mechanical components and systems.
  • are able to apply energy conservation to control volumes.
  • have the necessary methodological competence to include heat transfer phenomena in the planning and design of energy applications.
  • know how to express simple heat transfer problems mathematically and to solve them analytically.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated Course

Assessment methods and criteria
  • Short tests
  • Written or oral exam



Recommended or required reading
  • Bschorer, Sabine; Böswirth, Leopold (2018): Technische Strömungslehre: Lehr- und Übungsbuch. 11., überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg.
  • Herwig, Heinz; Moschallski, Andreas; Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH (2019): Wärmeübertragung Physikalische Grundlagen und ausführliche Anleitung zum Lösen von Aufgaben.
  • Bergman, Theodore L. u.a. (2017): Incropera’s principles of heat and mass transfer. 8th edition, global edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Kuhlmann, Hendrik C. (2014): Strömungsmechanik: eine kompakte Einführung für Physiker und Ingenieure ; [Extras online]. 2., aktualisierte Aufl. Hallbergmoos: Pearson.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Presence course. Students will be informed of the lecturer's attendance requirements before the start of the course.