Transport Phenomena

Module code: CPE7011-B

Module Aims


The module treats the fundamental phenomena of momentum, energy, and mass transport, emphasising throughout the analogies between them. It establishes the mathematical framework of the conservation equations (continuity, motion and energy) and the corresponding constitutive equations (Newton's law of viscosity, Fourier's law of heat conduction and Fick's lawof diffusion). These are then applied to analyse various flow, heat transfer and mass transfer situations of importance to chemical engineering and obtain exact analytical solutions to steady-state, unidirectional Newtonian and non-Newtonian flow problems and to steady-state heat and mass transfer problems. In addition, students are introduced to the use of CFD packages to solve situations not possible analytically.

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