2023 Transport Phenomena Engineering (Fluid dynamics ・Heat Transfer)

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Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Sekiguchi Hidetoshi  Yoshikawa Shiro  Mori Shinsuke 
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Course description and aims

Fluids flowing in equipment used in chemical processes have velocity and temperature distributions that must be controlled. Therefore, process engineers are required to understand these fluid dynamics and heat transfer. In this lecture, students learn how to derive differential equations and analyze them for fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Based on this understanding, energy operation and design methods in chemical devices will be studied.

Student learning outcomes

The goal of this course is for students to acquire a deep understanding of momentum and heat transfer phenomena, to acquire the ability to quantitatively estimate velocity and temperature distributions, to solve complex problems related to fluid dynamics and heat transfer when designing and operating chemical equipment, and to acquire the ability to design equipment to perform energy operations.


Analysis of momentum transport phenomena, energy equation, energy operation

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The lecture will proceed in the following order: analysis of mass transport phenomena, analysis of energy transfer, and energy operations.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Derivation of the momentum equations of a fluid: Navier-Stokes equations (1) Understand the meaning of the Navier-Stokes equations.
Class 2 Derivation of velocity distributions in various flow fields: Navier-Stokes equations (2) Velocity distributions based on the Navier-Stokes equations can be derived.
Class 3 Boundary Layer Theory:  Analysis of Boundary Layer Flow Understand the concept of boundary layer.
Class 4 Energy equation: Derivation of temperature distribution in a fluid The velocity and temperature distribution of a fluid can be estimated.
Class 5 Heat Exchangers:  Overall heat transfer coefficient and logarithmic mean temperature difference, design of heat exchanger Understand the concept of the overall heat transfer coefficient and logarithmic mean temperature difference, as well as the design method of heat exchangers.
Class 6 Heat Transfer with Phase Change: Boiling and condensation heat transfer, phase change behavior and heat transfer enhancement effects Understand the concepts of boiling and condensation heat transfer, and the relationship between phase change behavior and heat transfer enhancement effects.
Class 7 Evaporation Operation: Evaporation operations, evaporation equipment, multiple-effect evaporator Understand the concepts of evaporation operation, evaporation equipment, and multiple-effect evaporators. To be able to calculate heat balance and heat transfer for multiple-effect evaporators.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Shiro YOSHIKAWA, "Basic Transport Phenomena", Kagakudojin (2015) Ebook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Kohei OGAWA, Chiaki KURODA, Shiro YOSHIKAWA, "Fluid Flow for Chemical Engineers" Baifukan (2002)
Kohei OGAWA, Chiaki KURODA, Shiro YOSHIKAWA, "Mathematics for Chemical Engineering" Suurikogakusha (2007)
R.B.Bird, W.E.Stewart, E.N.Lightfoot: "Transport Phenomena" Revised 2nd Edition, Wiley(2006)
All text books with the titles Chemical Engineering, Transport Phenomena, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer. In addition, lecture materials will be distributed as appropriate.

Assessment criteria and methods

Comprehension of analysis based on the equations of momentum and energy, and understanding of various device designs for energy operations will be evaluated. Grades will be based on the final exam and assignments and exercises given during the lecture.

Related courses

  • CAP.G201 : Chemical Engineering Basics
  • CAP.G202 : Chemical Engineering I (Phase & Interface Engineering)
  • CAP.G203 : Chemical Engineering II (Molecular Diffusion)
  • CAP.G204 : Chemical Engineering III (Reaction Engineering Basics)
  • CAP.G205 : Chemical Engineering III (Transport Phenomena Basics)
  • CAP.G303 : Reaction Engineering
  • CAP.G305 : Separation Engineering I (Fluid Phase System)
  • CAP.G306 : Separation Engineering II (Solid phase system)
  • CAP.G304 : Computational Chemical Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is strongly recommended that students take Chemical Engineering IV (CAP.G205:Transport Phenomena Basics).

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