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Module Title Advanced Transport Processes
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 20545
Module Lead Dr Adriano Sciacovelli
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites Mass, Heat and Momentum Transport - (04 17125)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-36 hours
Tutorial-12 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-6 hours
Guided independent study-146 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module provides in-depth fundamentals of fluids rheology and heat, mass and momentum transfer phenomena in Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids.

[A] Analysis and development of boundary layers around solid surfaces and drag forces exerted by different type of fluids on large surfaces and particles are discussed. Non-Newtonian fluids are discussed and classified according to their rheological behaviour. Rheometry techniques are described and their theory reviewed. Simple Non-Newtonian flows are solved analytically and visco-elastic fluids are studied using different mechanical models.

[B] The principles of continuum mechanics are introduced to describe mass, momentum and energy transfer. The mechanisms of momentum, mass and energy transfer in flows are discussed and Navier-Stokes equation is solved in a simple geometries. 3D unsteady state momentum, mass and energy balances are introduced and solved in simple geometries. Basic concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) are introduced and applied using Comsol Muliphysics
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Describe transport properties and fluxes in the context of continuum mechanics.
  • Analyse boundary layers problems and their effect on transport phenomena.
  • Describe the behaviour of non-Newtonian fluids and their rheological models.
  • Explain the laws of momentum, mass and energy conservation and their relevance in chemical engineering problems.
  • Solve momentum, mass and energy transfer transport problems involving Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.
  • Apply computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simple problems involving momentum, mass and energy transfer
Assessment 20545-02 : Online Exam : Class Test (50%)
20545-03 : Online Class Quiz 1 : Class Test (25%)
20545-04 : Online Class Quiz 2 : Class Test (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions In semester assessment: 20%
Exam: 80%
Other None
Reading List Kay, J. M. and Nedderman, R. M., 1985, Fluid mechanics and transfer processes, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge;
Welty, R.W., Wicks, C.E., Wilson, R.E., Rorrer, G., 2001, Fundamentals of momentum, heat and mass transfer, John Willey&Sons;
Barnes, H. A., Hutton, J. F. and Walters, K., 1989, An introduction to Rheology, Elsevier;
RW Whorlow, Rheological Techniques;
Bird, R.B, Stewart, W.E., Lightfoot, E.N.,2002, Transport Phenomena, John Willey&Sons;