Transport Phenomena

Course Information
TitleΦαινόμενα Μεταφοράς / Transport Phenomena
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600015520

Programme of Study: GSP CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING (2018-until now)

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Health-FoodCompulsory Course117
Energy-EnvironmentCompulsory Course117

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 2
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ 309 (44)
CalendarTuesday 09:00 to 12:00
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Required courses have not been set. The students however, must have good knowledge of Differential and Integral calculus, of methods to solve Differential equations, and of undergraduate Transport Phenomena and Thermodynamics.
Learning Outcomes
Ιn the end of this course, the student should: - Comprehend the basic principles of Transport Phenomena, the physical significance of the relevant dimensionless numbers and their use for simplifying and solving problems. - Be able to set the relevant microscopic and macroscopic balances, simplify them using proper assumptions and solve them analytically. - Be able to physically and mathematically investigate Transport Phenomena problems, theoretically predict their results and aim at a safe and immediate technical application.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
- General form of conservation equations. Conservation of mass, chemical species and energy in integral and differential form. Conduction and diffusion. Initial & boundary conditions in fixed and moving boundaries. - Heat and mass transfer in solids and stagnant fluids. Conduction and diffusion in steady state and transient conditions. Homo- and hetero-geneous reactions. Heat transfer from extended surfaces. Evaporation & Condensation. Scaling and approximation techniques. - Fluid mechanics. Stress and rate of deformation tensors. Newtonian fluid. Momentum transfer at low and high values of the Reynolds number in confined geometries and around bodies. Boundary layers near solid surfaces. - Convective heat and mass transfer. Convection in confined and unncofined laminar flows. The Prandtl, Schmidt, Peclet, Nusselt and Sherwood numbers. Temperature and concentration boundary laminar layers. Buoyancy-driven flows.
Transport phenomena
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment65
Written assigments26
Student Assessment
Homework exercises(40%) Written exam (60%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
R.B. Bird, W.E. Stewart, E.N. Lightfoot "Transport Phenomena", John Wiley & Sons, 2007 W.M. Deen “Analysis of Transport Phenomena”, Oxford, 1998. G.K. Batchelor “An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics”, Cambridge, 1967. -Scientific Journals: AICHEJ, Chem. Eng. Sci., Physics of Fluids, J. Fluid. Mech.
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