Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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EB 3610 - Transport Phenomena I

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Basic principles of mass, energy, and momentum conservation are used to derive the integral and differential forms of the transport equations. These equations are used to solve fluid flow problems of theoretical, pedagogical and practical interest. Transport through common biochemical processing equipment including pipes and reactors are considered in detail. Dimensional analysis is applied to fluid flow scenarios of interest. This course focuses on the fluid flow aspect of transport phenomena. (prereq: MA 235 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Derive and apply macroscopic mass, momentum and energy balances and solve engineering problems related to fluid flow
  • Solve continuity and Navier-Stokes equations to analyze engineering problems related to Newtonian fluid flow
  • Employ dimensional analysis in fluid flow analysis and experimentation
  • Distinguish between Newtonian and various types of non-Newtonian fluids’ behavior
  • Explain fluid flow behavior on a molecular as well as macroscopic level
  • Describe flow parameters and forces acting on objects that are interacting with fluids
  • Explain the flow in pipes and ducts and differences between laminar and turbulent flow and solve related engineering problems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Differential equations
  • Vectors

Course Topics
  • Introduction to transport phenomena
  • Viscosity and mechanisms of momentum transport
  • Equations of change for isothermal systems- equation of motion and equation of continuity
  • Navier-Stokes equation, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Approximations of Navier-Stokes equation
  • External flow, frictional and pressure drag
  • Time dependent flow
  • Laminar/turbulent flow in pipes, frictional losses, experimental devices used to measure fluid flow
  • Friction factors for flow in various geometries
  • Conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy with engineering applications, Bernoulli equation
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Flow in pipes, ducts, open channels, pumps and reactors
  • Computational fluid dynamics simulation demonstration

Dr. Faisal Shaikh

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