t.BA.XX.FTH3.19HS (Applied Heat Transfer) 
Module: Applied Heat Transfer
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Applied Heat Transfer
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Version: 3.0 start 01 February 2024

Short description

The Applied Heat Transfer module from the Fluid and Thermodynamics (FTH) series teaches the fundamentals of heat transfer. The overall aim is to master the various heat transfer mechanisms and the design of heat exchangers for technical applications.

Module coordinator

Bothien, Mirko (both)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Students are able apply the relevant balancing theorems to heat transfer problems F, M K3
Students can apply similarities and dimensionless characteristic numbers to solve heat transfer problems. F, M K4
Students can analyze and design heat exchangers. F, M K4

Module contents

- Heat transport mechanisms
- Stationary and transient heat conduction; 1D and 2D
- Convective heat transport
- Technical radiation
- Design of heat exchangers with and without phase change
- Dimensionless numbers
- Evaporation and condensation

Practical training:
- Instationary heat conduction
- Heat exchanger (variation in number of plates, operating mode)
- Water / air heat exchanger
- Heating wall (free convection)

Teaching materials

P. von Böckh, T. Wetzel, "Wärmeübertragung," 5. edited edition
Scripts of the lecturers, accompanying documents on Moodle

Supplementary literature

«Wärmeübertragung: Grundlagen, analytische und numerische Methoden», Wolfgang Polifke, 2. aktualisierte Auflage, 2009, München: Pearson Studium
«VDI Wärmeatlas», 12. Auflage, 2


Students are admitted to the examination if they can present an accepted laboratory report for all practical exercises carried out. These are usually 3-4 reports.

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3b
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
End-of-semester exam exam written 90 Min. mark 100%


Type of lessons: 
Lessons include 2 group lessons per week throughout the semester. In addition, 1-3 calculation exercises of 4 lessons each and 3-4 practical exercises of 4 lessons each take place throughout the semester. Students are expected to actively participate in the exercises and the practical course in particular.
Contents: Independent study of the heat transfer topics selected by the lecturer. This self-study material can also be the subject of the written exam.

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Angewandte Wärmeübertragung - Praktikum
Angewandte Wärmeübertragung - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Angewandte Wärmeübertragung - Vorlesung
Angewandte Wärmeübertragung - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.