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Fundamentals of Transport Processes

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  • Course Description

    The objective of this course it to provide a fundamental understanding of the convection and diffusion process in fluids, and how these determine the rates of transport of mass, heat and momentum.

    About Prof. V. Kumaran

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    School
    Indian Institute of Science

    Date Taught
    -0001

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    Topics

    No. of Hours

    1

    Introduction

    1

    2

    Dimensional analysis.

    Limitations of unit operations approach.

    3

    3

    Diffusion due to random motion. Estimates of diffusion coefficient from kinetic theory and for turbulent flow.

    2

    4

    Steady and unsteady diffusion in one dimension from a flat plate.

    Equivalence of heat, mass and momentum transport for unsteady one dimensional diffusion.

    2

    5

    Steady and unsteady transfer to a cylinder - balances in cylindrical co-ordinates.

    2

    6

    Effect of pressure in fluid flow.Steady and unsteady flow in a pipe. Method of separation of variables.

    2

    7

    Oscillatory flow in a pipe. Use of complex analysis for oscillatory flow. Boundary layer analysis.

    2

    8

    Free surface flows down an inclined plane. Combination of convection, diffusion.

    2

    9

    Derivation of balance laws for stationary control volumes as partial differential equations for heat, mass and momentum transfer.

    3

    10

    Balances in cylindrical and spherical coordinates.

    3

    11

    Diffusion dominated transport in three dimensions. Fourier's law, Fick’s law as partial differential equations.

    2

    12

    Solution of temperature field in a cube using spherical harmonic expansions.

    2

    13

    Temperature field around a spherical inclusion. The use of separation of variables.

    2

    14

    Spherical harmonics. Equivalent point charge representations.

    2

    15

    Thermal conductivity of a composite.

    2

    16

    Effect of convection at low Peclet number. Regular perturbation expansion for streaming flow past a sphere.

    2

    17

    Convection at high Peclet number. Boundary layer solutions for streaming past a sphere.

    3

    18

    Computational solutions of diffusion dominated flows.

    4


    Total

    41

  • Lectures
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