Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5690552
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HANFE TUBA OKUTUCU ZYURT
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Concepts of heat transfer at the micro- and nanoscale. Deviation from the macroscopic theory. Energy carries: phonons, photons, electrons. Energy quantization. Energy states in solids. Statistical thermodynamics. Transfer of energy by waves. Particle description of transport processes: Liouville and Boltzmann equations. Size effects on condition, convection and radiation. Selected topics of current interest in nanoscale energy transport.