15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Transport Phenomena describe the rates by which heat, momentum and mass are transported between a system and its surroundings. This class builds upon CPE170, CPE180 and CPE230 by extending the use of shell balances to set up and solve the governing differential equations for heat and mass transfer. The appropriate constitutive equations are manipulated for different geometries and to solve problems with resistances in series. Different boundary and initial conditions are explored for steady-state and transient problems, Mathematical tools are re-introduced in the context of solving specific problems. Combined convection-diffusion problems for heat and mass are solved in terms of dimensionless numbers; another set of dimensionless numbers is introduced for molecular transport problems spanning a solid interface. The class concludes by using dimensionless parameters to estimate solutions for problems with multiple forms of transport.

Staff Contact: NEDOMA ALYSIN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Classroom testing, Project/ portfolio

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