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.
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.
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.
AICHEJ, Chem. Eng. Sci., Physics of Fluids, J. Fluid. Mech.