4P710 - Micro- heat transfer


To understand the heat transfer on the micro-scale, several molecular aspects are treated first and then extended to the micro- and macro-scale. The course is subdivided into three blocks:

  • Conduction on the molecular level for
    • Ideal gasses
    • Fluids
    • Solids
  • Multi-scale modelling of convection using
    • Molecular Dynamics
    • Monte Carlo techniques
    • Lattice Gas and Lattice Boltzmann methods
  • Radiation
    • The dual character of radiation
    • Interactions of photons
    • Length and time scales
    During this course students will learn about simulation tools, perform some simulations and analyse the results.

Learning objectives

The aim of this course to understand the heat transfer phenomena on micro-scale level and to apply the knowledge to the design of, for example, micro-cooling systems and solar cells.