# Physical and Thermal Transport Phenomena

Course Code : | 1001WETFTT |

Study domain: | Engineering Sciences |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Sequentiality: | Minimum 8/20 for Applied thermodynamics |

Contact hours: | 50 |

Credits: | 5 |

Study load (hours): | 140 |

Contract restrictions: | Exam contract not possible |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Siegfried Denys Jelle Roegiers |

### 1. Prerequisites *

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- English

specific prerequisites for this courseAn English textbook is used

1 BA: Applied Mathematics I, Mathematics II, Physics 1

2 BA: Applied Mathematics III, Physics II, Applied Thermodynamics.

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- You have insight in the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, including the properties that are relevant for these phenomena
- You understand the basic equations of fluid flow and simplified forms like the Bernoulli equation
- You master the fundamentals of laminar and turbulent flow both in internal and external flow regimes, and are able to perform a control volume analysis to determine forces and moments acting on fluids and objects
- You understand the basic mechanisms of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) and the laws and equations that describe them
- You can perform a general energy analysis on a heat exchanger
- you can solve simple practical excercises, based on the contents of the course

### 3. Course contents *

In this course, the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mass transfer will be studied, important disciplines in engineering education.

Fluid mechanics treats the laws and principles of fluid statics, fluid dynamics and the general energy balances (the important Bernoulli equation) that is used by engineers to characterize flow systems in ducts and pipes. Further, the momentum analysis of flow systems and some specific features, principles and laws of internal and external flow systems are studied. The second part, heat transfer, deals with the three important mechanisms by which heat is transferred: (stationary and transient) conduction, (forced and natural) convection and radiation heat transfer. For each of the mechanisms, the important laws that describe them are explained. In a last part, an analogy is made to mass transfer. In this part, diffusion and convective mass transfer are treated.

During the lectures the various aspects of these disciplines will be exlained theoretically; during the exercise sessions, they will be applied on practical problems and by exercises.

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences. Y.A Cengel, R. H. Turner, J.M. Cimbala. McGraw Hill Higher Education. 4th edition, 2012, ISBN 978-007-132511-0

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :### 8. Contact information *

siegfried.denys@uantwerpen.be