635-0401 – Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics (STP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal Engineering
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Příhoda, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
635-0401/01 2004/2005 2020/2021 8
635-0401/02 2008/2009 2011/2012 6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to demonstrate the feature of criteria of similarity, - to solve the pressure losses during the flow of fluids, - to describe the fundamental principle in hydromechanics, - to solve simple examples focused on heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation).

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Theory of similarity, criterion equations. Flow: statics and dynamics of fluids, flow of real fluids, pressure losses, flow of gases in furnace systems. Conduction heat transfer: analytical and numerical solution of steady and unsteady problems. Convection heat transfer: natural, forced, heat transfer between fluid and solid body. Radiation heat transfer: general laws, radiation properties of bodies, exchange of radiation energy between solid bodies, radiation of gases, vapours and their mixtures.

Compulsory literature:

KREITH., F., BLACK, W. Z. Basic heat transfer. New York : Harper and Row, 1980. KRAUSE, E. Fluid Mechanics. Springer Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2005. 355 p. ISBN 3-540-22981-7.

Recommended literature:

LIENHARD IV, J. H., LIENHARD V, J. H. A Heat Transfer Textbook, 4th edition. http://web.mit.edu/lienhard/www/ahtt.html


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
516-0611 FYI Physics I Recommended
516-0612 FYII Physics II Recommended
617-0402 CH-I. Chemistry I. Recommended
617-0403 CH-II. Chemistry II. Recommended
714-0665 M I Mathematics I Recommended
714-0666 M II Mathematics II Recommended
714-0667 M III Mathematics III Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.