CHE 715 Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena

Advanced course in heat and mass transfer and fluid mechanics, including conservation and constitutive equations, scaling and solution methods for handling boundary value problems, and coupling of chemical reaction/adsorption with diffusion and fluid flow. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Undergraduate transport courses or instructor permission.

• Course Objectives

The objective of this advanced course is to provide to the student a sufficient background to be able to understand the fundamental phenomena, governing equations and assumptions used in the analysis of transport processes. We address aspects of three fundamental transport processes, momentum, heat and mass, including conservation and constitutive equations, and solution methods to solve a variety of problems.

• Course Requirements



• Course Outline

The topics covered in the course will include the following:

Math preliminaries (vector/tensors), conservation of mass and momentum (appendix, 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.3)
Fundamentals of fluid flow (ch. 5 and 6)
Unidirectional and nearly unidirectional flow (ch. 6)
Creeping flow (ch. 7)
Irrotational flow and boundary layers (ch. 8)
Diffusive fluxes and material properties (back to ch.1)
Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer (ch.2)
Scaling and approximation techniques (ch. 3)
Solution methods for conduction and diffusion (ch.4)
Convective heat and mass transfer (ch. 9 & 10)
Special topics (if time permits)

• Textbook

Deen, William M.  Analysis of Transport Phenomena, Second Edition.  Oxford University Press, 2011.
ISBN-10: 0199740283 | ISBN-13: 978-0199740284 |

• Computer and Internet Requirements

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• Instructor

Dr. Saad Khan, Professor
Director of Graduate Program

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Engineering Bldg I (COE I) 2034, Box 7905
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: (919) 515-4519
Fax: (919) 515-3465
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