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.