- Understanding thermal phenomena in various optical devices and components in order to be able to design them The goal of this course is to present the main heat transfer mechanisms and their microscopic origins, so as to propose methods to design devices and components in a way compatible with thermal constrains. Special attention is paid to the energetic analysis of some components and/or apparatuses used in the field of optics.
Mastering heat transfer is of paramount importance in the 21st century. The cost associated to the generation and use of energy has become so considerable that heat transfer, heat storage or thermal insulation are phenomena that require advanced studies. They allow one to optimize the energy consumption in industrial processes or at the citizen’s home. This course is divided into lectures (22h), directed works (12h), numerical case studies (9h) and a day of lab works (7h); its objective is to show how to understand and analyze heat transfer in various situations.
Requirements : Basic thermodynamics; Simple solid-state physics; Basic statistical physics.
Last Modification : Wednesday 17 July 2013