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Course module: 202000737
Transport Phenomena
Course info
Course module202000737
Credits (ECTS)7.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact D.W.F. Brilman
Examiner D.W.F. Brilman
Contactperson for the course D.W.F. Brilman
Lecturer M.A. van der Hoef
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • Being able to formulate and solve a macroscopic balance for mass, momentum and/or energy in case of flow through a control volume
  • Being able to determine the velocity and shear stress profile for fluid flow through simple geometries (2D, 3D tube flow), starting from the micro-balance for momentum, for different boundary conditions (gas-solid, liquid-solid, liquid-gas). Being able to calculate the flow rate and force exerted to the wall by the fluid.  
  • Understand terms as Reynolds number, laminar flow and turbulent flow. Being able to use these terms in the right context.
  • Able to apply Bernoulli‚Äôs Law for flow at high and at low Reynolds numbers.
  • Able to determine the flow resistance for piping systems and for flow past objects of simple geometry (spheres, cylinders)
  • Able to formulate and solve the equation of motion for particles moving in a fluid under influence of gravity and/or uplift
  • Able to recognize the prevailing transport mechanisms. Able to describe quantitatively heat transport by conduction, convection and radiation, separately and combined. Formulate and solve integral and differential thermal energy balances for steady state and instationary operation of open and closed systems.
  • Formulate and solve differential energy balances and component mole balances to find a temperature distribution or concentration profile.
  • In this, the necessary and appropriate various (integral or differential) energy and mole balances and transport (Nusselt/Sherwood) correlations must be applied.
  • Knowledge of mass transfer models and be able to describe quantitatively mass transport in a single phase by diffusion and convection, as well as mass transfer between phases.  Able to solve problems of coupled heat and mass transport. Apply appropriate Nu/Sh correlations.
  • Analyse and solve problems on thermal energy and molar transport in exchange equipment. Formulate and solve integral and differential, stationary (component) mass- and energy balances

Assumed previous knowledge
Open for students in an Engineering BSc programme.
Module 6
Participating study
Bachelor Chemical Science & Engineering
Required materials
Transport Phenomena (+ Exercise bundle)
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Transport Phenomena

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