Heat transfer education: Keeping it relevant and vibrant

Ali M. Khounsary, James R. Mondt, Terry Simon, Dereje Agonafer, David P. DeWitt, Richard S. Figliola, William L. Grosshandler, Frank Kreith

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The motivation for a fresh look at heat transfer education, both in content and in methodology, is generated by a number of trends in engineering practice. These include the increasing demand for engineers with interdisciplinary skills, rapid integration of technology, emergence of computerized and interactive problem solving tools, shortening time of concept-to-market, availability of new technologies, and an increasing number of new or redesigned products and processes in which heat transfer plays a part. How to make heat transfer education more relevant and stimulating in the face of rapid, widespread, and complex changes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 15 1998Nov 20 1998


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