Coursebooks 2017-2018

Introduction to transport phenomena

Lecturer(s) :

Buonsanti Raffaella

English

Summary

This course aims at understanding the basic equations behind macroscopic and microscopic transport phenomena (mass, heat and momentum).

Content

• Conservation of energy, heat and momentum
• Macroscopic balances and advective transport
• Bernoulli's equation
• Equations and parameters for microscopic transport: mass transport (Fick's law), heat transport (Fourier's law) and momentum transport (Newton's law)
• Analogy between the three types of transfer
• Introduction to non-dimensional quantities
• Combined macroscopic and microscopic transfer applications (e.g. pipe flow with friction loss), heat exchangers.

Keywords

macroscopic balances, transport phenomena, flux equation

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Introduction to chemical engineering

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Identify heat transfer, mass transfer and momentum phenomena in lab, industrial and daily environment which are relevant both for chemists and chemical engineers
• Identify quantities and subjects used in transport phenomena
• Describe transport phenomena at the macroscopic and at the molecular level
• Recognize the similarities between the three transport phenomena
• Analyze problems involving transfer phenomena
• Use balance to solve problems
• Justify your approach to problem solving

Teaching methods

Lectures with exercises

Expected student activities

solution of exercises

Assessment methods

Two written tests during the semester

Resources

Bibliography

Introductory Transport Phenomena: R. B. Bird, W.E. Stewart, E.N. Lightfoot, D.J. Klingenberg. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (2014)

In the programs

• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
During the semester
• Credits
2
• Subject examined
Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Passerelle HES - CGC, 2017-2018, Spring semester
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
During the semester
• Credits
2
• Subject examined
Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
During the semester
• Credits
2
• Subject examined
Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16  CE1105
16-17
17-18  CE1105
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22

Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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• Autumn semester
• Winter sessions
• Spring semester
• Summer sessions
• Lecture in French
• Lecture in English
• Lecture in German