KE2070 Transport Phenomena, Advanced Course 7.5 credits
Advanced course covering momentum, heat and mass transfer.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Subject areaChemistry and Chemical Engineering
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 13 P1 (7.5 credits)
Start date2013 week: 36
End date2013 week: 44
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures18 (preliminary)
Number of exercises12 (preliminary)
Form of studyNormal
Number of places *7 - 40
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleJ A Martinez De La Cruz <email@example.com>
TeacherKerstin Forsberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
J A Martinez De La Cruz <email@example.com>
TKEMM study year 1, CKEMV (KEM)
Part of programme
Students will obtain deeper knowledge about momentum, heat and mass transfer, which constitutes a foundation for applied courses in chemical science and chemical engineering education.
After passing the course the students will be able to:
- explain the mechanisms for momentum transfer for flow around solid bodies and how these mechanisms influence heat and mass transfer.
- specify and explain the fundamental transport equations that describe non steady-state heat and mass transfer, i.e conduction and diffusion equations (with or without production term)
- develop modelling thinking by relating a problem involving non steady-state heat and mass transfer to the fundamental transport equations and specify initial and boundary conditions
- introduce suitable simplifications and asses the effects of the simplifications on model applicability
- describe qualitatively a non steady-state physical process related to a given conduction or diffusion equation with corresponding initial and boundary conditions
- with deeper knowledge in mathematics and numerical methods, solve the equations analytically or numerically
- identify and solve problems about flow along a flat surface and simple cases of two-phase flow
- identify and solve simple cases of non steady-state heat transfer by conduction and convection as well as heat transfer in finned tubes
- identify and solve simple cases of non steady-state mass transfer including diffusion and bulk flow as well as simple cases of simultaneous heat and mass transfer
- identify and solve simple cases multicomponent diffusion and mass transfer in the presence of other driving forces, for instance pressure and electrical potential gradients.
Course main content
The course covers:
- Interface momentum transfer.
- Boundary layer theory.
- Flow around particles, droplets and bubbles.
- Two-phase flow.
- Unsteady heat transfer.
- Heat transfer from fluids to bodies.
- Unsteady diffusion.
- Interface mass transfer.
- Analogies between momentum, heat and mass transfer.
- Boundary layer theory applied to heat and mass transfer
- Multicomponent diffusion and influence of other driving forces.
- Simultaneous heat and mass transfer
Admission requirements for programme students at KTH:
At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.
Admission requirements for independent students:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.
KE1030 Transport phenomena and engineering thermodynamics
Coulson J.M. and Richardson J.F., Chemical Engineering vol. 1, 6th ed, Butterworth Heinemann, 2000 and, vol 2, 5th ed., Butterworth Heinemann, 2002.
- SEM1 - Assignments, 3.8 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.7 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Assignment (SEM1; 3,8 credits)
Examinations during the course or a final written examination (TEN1; 3,7 credits)
CHE/Chemical Engineering and Technology
J A Martinez De La Cruz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Will replace 3C1723
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.