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Heat Conduction

Heat Conduction

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Start Date: January 6, 2020
End Date:  February 24, 2020


Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students should successfully be able to:

  • Explain Fourier’s law, material properties, and boundary conditions for hear conduction.
  • Describe the underlying theory for the finite difference method.
  • Compare implicit and explicit time integration schemes.
  • Describe the Finite Element Method including elements, nodes, shape functions, and the element stiffness matrix.
  • Describe integration points and jacobian in the finite element method.
  • Construct, execute, and interpret heat conduction finite element models.


Expected Time Commitment to Complete this Course

Each course is equivalent to a one semester credit hour class. Therefore each class consists of approximately 40 hours of class time that includes 12-13 hours of recorded faculty lectures and 23-24 hours of additional course work. Each course is seven weeks in length, so each week there is 5.7 hours of combined class time (40 hrs / 7 weeks). The average student should allow a 2:1 study-to-class-time ratio to complete the course. This means you should plan to study two hours for each one hour of class time. This equates to 11-12 hours each week to complete all course work. (5.7 hrs X 2 = 11-12 hrs).  Based on a person's own personal strengths and experience, you should increase or decrease the ratio. 


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Course Offering Dates

Each course offering in this program is faculty lead therefore it operates with a specific start date and end date. Students must complete each course during the specific time frame. Access to the online course and materials is removed when the course ends.