








Transport Phenomena I






Organization:  University of Notre Dame 
Department:  Department of Chemical Engineering 






Graduate






Students who complete this course should be able to:  Understand shear and normal stresses in a flowing fluid and describe these mathematically
 Understand how pressure, gravity, moving surfaces and surface tension act on a fluid to deform it and possibly cause it to flow
 Understand the physical basis and mathematical derivation of the differential equations for mass and momentum transport
 Be able to use the differential equations for mass and momentum to solve (steady) unidirectional flow problems
 Understand physical meaning and origin within the governing equations of dimensionless numbers such as Reynolds, Froude and Weber
 Understand the use of physicallymotivated approximations based on nondimensionalization of the governing equations to solve nearlyunidirectional flow problems
 Understand the physical basis and mathematical derivation of the macroscopic equations for mass and momentum transport
 Understand and be able to use macroscopic balances to solve problems for cases that are welldefined and also slightly illdefined






An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics by Stanley Middleman (Wiley, 1998) Mathematica Notebooks by Professor McCready at http://www.nd.edu/~mjm/






This course introduces the topic of Transport Phenomena, which involves the development of mathematical models and physical understanding of the transfer of momentum, energy and mass. In this first course, momentum transfer is studied thus involving the motion and deformation of fluids (a.k.a. Fluid Dynamics). Because chemical engineers often need a detailed understanding of flow within small scale devices (catalyst pellets, living animal tissue, highdensity processor chip manufacture), considerable emphasis is placed on the differential equations that describe fluid flow. The balance equations for largescale equipment (macroscopic equations) are also considered. Despite the (necessary) emphasis on developing mathematical models to describe flow phenomena, a major goal for students taking this class is to develop sound physical understanding of these flows so that they can correctly apply models in new situations that they may encounter. Topics:  Motivation of the subject and its context in the curriculum
 Typical fluid dynamics problems
 Introduction to dimensional analysis
 Fluid statics (gravity, interfacial tension, YoungLaPlace eq.)
 Forces on and within fluids
 Derivation of differential conservation equations for mass and momentum
 Use of differential conservation equations for mass and momentum
 Dimensional analysis and dynamic similarity
 Nearlyparallel flows, Creeping flows, boundarylayer flows
 Flow through porous media
 Macroscopic balance equations for mass and momentum, pipe flow
 Selected topics (turbulence, transient flows, as time permits)












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