King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Mechanical Engineering





Graduate Program: Courses

                                              Thermo Fluid Science



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ME 531 : Advanced Thermodynamics I

Semester: Any

ME 531 : Advanced Thermodynamics I. Credit 3. Axiomatic representation of fundamentals of classical thermodynamics. First law, equilibrium, Euler and Gibbs-Duhem relations. Entropy production, thermodynamics cycles. Legendre transformations and Extremum principle. Maxwell relations and thermodynamics derivatives. Stability. Phase transformations. Nernst postulate. Chemical equilibrium. Applications.

Prerequisites: ME 204

ME 532 : Advanced Fluid Mechanics I

Semester: Any

ME 532 : Advanced Fluid Mechanics I. Credit 3. Conservation equations for viscous fluids. Boundary layer concept. Navier-Stokes equations and some exact solutions. Stokesian flow. Laminar boundary layer equations and methods of solution. Von Karman momentum integral equation. Theory of stability of laminar flows. Introduction to turbulent flow.

Prerequisites: ME 311, MATH 513

ME 533 : Ideal Fluid Flow

Semester: Spring

ME 533 : Ideal Fluid Flow. Credit 3. Kinematics and dynamics of inviscid fluids in steady and unsteady motion. Two-dimensional and axisymmetric potential flows. Singularities. Complex potential and various transformation techniques, free-streamline flow. Airfoils and wings.

Prerequisites: ME 311

ME 534 : Conduction Heat Transfer

Semester: Any

ME 534 : Conduction Heat Transfer. Credit 3. General heat conduction equation, thermal conductivity. Steady one-dimensional conduction, resistance concept, heat source system, extended surfaces. Steady two- and three-dimensional conduction. Unsteady heat conduction and multi-dimensional systems. Time varying boundary conditions. Phase change with moving boundaries. Solution methods. Laplace transform. Fourier series. Bessel functions. Legendre series, numerical methods.

Prerequisites: ME 315, MATH 513 or equivalent

ME 535 : Radiation Heat Transfer

Semester: Any

ME 535 : Radiation Heat Transfer. Credit 3. Radiation from a black body. Definitions and estimation of radiative properties of non-black surfaces. Radiative properties of real materials. Configuration factors. Radiation exchange between black and diffuse gray surfaces. Thermal radiation between non-diffuse gray surfaces. Thermal radiation for transparent mediums. Combined conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Applications and numerical solution methods.

Prerequisites: ME 315, SE 301

ME 536 : Convection Heat Transfer

Semester: Any

ME 536 : Convection Heat Transfer. Credit 3. Convection systems. Derivation of conservation equations and solutions for laminar and turbulent boundary layer flows. Forced convection, internal and external flows. Natural convection. Special topics and applications.

Prerequisites: ME 315

Co-requisite: ME 532

ME 537 : Combustion and Emissions

Semester: Any

ME 537 : Combustion and Emissions. Credit 3. Fundamentals of emission formation in combustion systems. Wall quenching and imperfect combustion. Unburned hydrocarbons,, carbon monoxides, aldehydes, nitrogen oxides, species stratification in the combustion chamber, particulates. Effect of design parameters and engine operating variables on emission formation. Emission controls and instrumentation.

Prerequisites: ME 432

ME 539 : Solar Energy Utilization

Semester: Any

ME 539 : Solar Energy Utilization. Credit 3. Design considerations of various concentrating collectors for thermal and photovoltaic applications. Solar thermal/electrical power conversion. Solar thermal energy storage. Solar thermal design methods: f-chart utilizability. Solar space conditioning design and computer simulation models, such as, TRNSYS. Economic considerations. Solar desalination and other applications. Design projects in selected areas.

Prerequisites: ME 439

ME 555: Advanced Fluid Mechanics II

Semester: Any

ME 555: Advanced Fluid Mechanics II. Credit 3. Stability of laminar flow and causes of transition to turbulence. Conservation equations and Reynolds stresses. Turbulent boundary layer equations. Integral and other methods of solution. Free turbulence, wakes and jets. Statistical analysis; scales of turbulence, correlation functions, spectra. Measuring techniques.

Prerequisites: ME 532.

ME 556 : Industrial Aerodynamics

Semester: Any

ME 556 : Industrial Aerodynamics. Credit 3. Planetary boundary layer and atmospheric characteristics. Bluff body aerodynamics; separation, vortex shedding, wakes, static and dynamic wind forces. Response of structures to dynamic loading. Applications to buildings, structures, vehicles, etc.

Prerequisites: ME 532

ME 557 : Thermal Environment and Energy Analysis

Semester: Any

ME 557 : Thermal Environment and Energy Analysis. Credit 3. Requirement of thermal environment and its effects. Solar radiation measuring techniques and estimation methodology. Heat transmission in buildings. HVAC load and system analyses, computerized techniques. Effects of building configuration, orientation, and systems operation on energy consumption.

Prerequisites: ME 431

ME 558 : Combustion Phenomena

Semester: Any

ME 558 : Combustion Phenomena. Credit 3. Flame propagation theory, structure of premixed hydrocarbon flames, mathematical formulations for flame propagation. Diffusion flames, droplet combustion. Detonation and deflagration wave theory.

Prerequisites: ME 531

ME 611 : Statistical Thermodynamics

Semester: Any

ME 611: Statistical Thermodynamics. Credit 3. Quantum mechanics and statistics. Kinetic description of dilute gases. Classical statistics of independent particles. Elementary kinetic theory of transport processes. Thermostatics, properties of ideal gases, kinetic theory of dilute gases. Statistical mechanical ensembles. Thermostatic properties of real substances. Applications.

Prerequisites: ME 531

ME 612 : Phase Change Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Flow

Semester: Any

ME 612 : Phase Change Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Flow. Credit 3. Fundamental mechanisms of evaporation and condensation. Bubble equilibrium, nucleation criteria. Pool and flow boiling models and correlation. Two-phase flow models and governing equations. Flow regime transitions. Pressure drop calculations. Drop-wise and film-wise condensation, flow and non-flow systems. Enhanced surface boiling and condensation.

Prerequisites: ME 534, ME 536 Also offered under CHE 568.

ME 613 : Advanced Compressible Fluid Flow

Semester: All

ME 613 : Advanced Compressible Fluid Flow. Credit 3. Oblique shock waves, expansion waves. General features of multi-dimensional compressible flow. Introduction to small perturbation theory. The method of characteristics with applications to steady and unsteady flows.

Prerequisites: ME 425