Transport phenomena in chemical engineering

  • Course code: FKBT095
  • Course higher education credits: 15.0
  • Department: CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
  • Graduate school: Chemical Engineering
  • Course is normally given: Autumn, every second year. Next occasion autumn 2016
  • Language: The course will be given in English
Aim
Transport phenomena, i.e. transport of momentum, heat and mass, is of fundamental importance for research in chemical engineering as well as in applications for example in design of separation equipment, chemical reactors and heat exchangers.

The aim of this course is to give an in depth understanding of transport phenomena and how it is applied. Mathematical modelling is central.

Content
We will use the textbook Transport Phenomena, where the analogy between the three transport processes is stressed. Additional material in advanced mass transfer, turbulence and numerical solution of the transport equations will also be treated.

Examination
Active participation in seminars. Final oral examination.

Pre-requisite
MSc in Chemical Engineering (not compulsory).

Extent
Ten half-day seminars.

Application information
Application is made by sending an email to Anders Rasmuson, not later than August 24.
Literature
R.B. Bird, W.E. Stewart och E.N. Lightfoot: Transport Phenomena 2nd ed., Wiley 2002 (a few copies ordered to Cremona) and additional texts.
Lecturers
Professor Anders Rasmuson
More information
Professor Anders Rasmuson, email: rasmuson@chalmers.se, phone: +46 31 772 29 40
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Design, Kemivägen 4

 

Published: Fri 14 Dec 2012. Modified: Thu 20 Feb 2014