Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH3116 : Transport Phenomena {3-1-0 / 4}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Basudeb Munshi


Momentum transport: Viscosity and mechanism, Temperature and pressure dependence of viscosity (gases at low density) Velocity distributions in laminar flow, Shell momentum balances, Equations of changes for isothermal system (compressible), Unsteady state viscous flow, Inter phase transportation in isothermal system, Friction factor Shell energy balances, Heat conduction through composite walls and in cooling fin forced and free convection Equations of change for non-isothermal systems, Equations for energy in rectangular coordinates. Mass transport: Diffusivity and mechanism, Temperature and pressure dependence of mass diffusivity Concentration distributions in solids and in laminar flow, Shell mass balances, diffusion through a stagnate gas film, Diffusion with homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical reactions, diffusion into a falling liquid film, Diffusion and chemical reaction inside a porous catalyst. Equations of continuity for a binary mixture in rectangular coordinates Inter-phase transport in multi-component system, Definition of binary mass transfer coefficients in one phase, Correlations of binary mass transfer coefficients in one phase at low mass transfer coefficients and in two phase at low and high mass transfer rates.

Course Objectives

  1. Provide an introduction to individual / simultaneous momentum, energy and mass transport processes.
  2. Teach student how to develop mathematical representation of physical process and get its analytical solution using proper initial and boundary conditions for analysing the system performance.
  3. Help student to understand the analogy among the transport processes.

Course Outcomes

Doing this course
1) Students will understand the modelling technique of mass, momentum and energy transport problems.
2) Students can select proper boundary conditions to solve the partial differential equations which represent the physical system.
3) Students will be able to analyse input-output data of the transport processes.

Essential Reading

  1. R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart, and E. N. Lightfoot, Transport phenomena, John Wiley & Sons , 2nd Edition, 2007.
  2. Raj, B., Introduction to Transport Phenomena : Momentum, Heat and Mass, PHI Learning, , 2012

Supplementary Reading

  1. Vijay Gupta and Satosh K Gupta, Fluid Mechanics and its Applications, New Academic Science , 3rd Edition
  2. Fox and McDonald, Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Wiley , 9th Edition, 2015