635-2032/06 – Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics (STP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2023/2024Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RIG005 Ing. et Ing. David Rigo
VEL37 doc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - to determinate the fundamental problems from heat transfer field – conduction, convection and radiation in interaction with environment, - to describe and use fundamental theorems and laws of fluid mechanics, and to solve the problems from fluid flows, - to use the knowledge from area of numerical simulations with commercial software based on theoretical background of the course.

Teaching methods



Heat transfer by convection, conduction and radiation. Fundamental laws in heat transfer, examples from heat transfer area. Equations from fluid statics and fluid dynamics. Pressure losses in nets. Flow of gasses via different outlets. Theory of similarity and numerical simulations concerning the heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Process how to use the commercial software in heat transfer and fluid mechanics problems – animations, videos of problems, discussion.

Compulsory literature:

[1] CENGEL, Y.A.,‎ GHAJAR, A.J. Heat and Mass transfer:Fundamentals and Applications. Columbus: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. ISBN 978-00-733-9818-1. [2] BEJAN, A., KRAUS, A. D. Heat Transfer Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 978-0-471-39015-2. [3] STREETER, V. L., BEDFORD, K. W. A WYLIE, B. E. Fluid mechanics. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 1998. ISBN 0-07-062537-9 (Chapter 4). [4] KRAUSE, E. Fluid Mechanics. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3-540-22981-7.

Recommended literature:

[1] CENGEL, Y.A.,‎ GHAJAR, A.J. Fluid mechanics:Fundamentals and Applications. Columbus: McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. ISBN 978-12-596-9653-4. [2] TALER, J., DUDA, P. Solving Direct and Inverse Heat Conduction Problems. Berlin: Springer, 2006. ISBN 978-3-540-33470-5. [3] MULLINGER, P., JENKINS, B. Industrial and Process Furnaces: Principles, Design and Operation. 1st ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7506-8692-1.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

No more requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. 2. Conduction. Thermal and heat fields, temperature gradient. First Fourier Law – heat flow and heat. Second Fourier Law – steady and non-steady states. Joule-Lenz Law. Thermal conductivity coefficient, thermal diffusivity coefficient. Boundary conditions for conductive heat transfer problems. 3. Convection. Forced and unforced convection. Heat transfer coefficient. Conductional-convectional heat transfer. 4. Fundamentals of similarity of systems – model and reality. Laws of similarity, criteria-numbers, equations. Physical modelling vs. abstract modelling. 5. Thermal radiation. Physical fundamentals of radiation and theory. Radiation properties. Emissivity. Black and grey surfaces (body). Radiation flux, areal radiation flux. Five laws – Planck, Wien, Stefan-Boltzmann, Lambert, Kirchfoff. Radiation between bodies – variants. View factor relations. Radiation of gases and mixture of gasses in interaction with surfaces. 6. Fluid properties – variations of pressure, ideal gas equations, compression, expansion, dilatation, viscosity, surface tension, thermodynamics system gas – steam. Viscous and inviscid fluids. 7. Hydromechanics. Basic statics and dynamics equations – Euler, Navier-Stokes, Bernoulli, continuity. 8. Fluid statics. Static of one gas system. Statics of two gases thermodynamics system. Application in flame furnace device. 9. Fluid dynamics. Reynolds number. Laminar and turbulent flow. Velocity flow rates. 10. Pressure losses. Local losses, height loss, friction losses. Pressure losses developed by chimney. Fundamental laws and coefficients of losses. 11. Gas discharge openings. Gas discharge at low and high speeds. 12. The commercial software utilization in conditions of heat transfer and fluid mechanics and their solutions. Overview of thermal process models and methods for numerical simulations. 13. Selected examples of thermal and fluid flow problems and their solutions using software. Educational animations and videos.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2023/2024 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering STZ P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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