Transport phenomena

Transport properties; shell balances; Navier-Stokes equations; steady and unsteady viscous flows; turbulent flows; shell and differential thermal energy balances; steady and unsteady conduction; laminar, forced and natural convection; shell balances of mass of species; diffusion under various driving forces,; diffusion with chemical reaction; convective diffusion in dilute solutions; integral balances.

Book References:
  • Bird, R.B, Stewart, W.E. and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, Wiley, 1994.
  • Denn, M.M, Process Fluid Mechanics, Prentice Hall, 1980.
  • Whitaker, S., Fundamental Principles of Heat Transfer, NewYork, Pergammon, 1997.
  • Cussler, E, L., Diffusion. Mass Transfer in Fluid Systems, Cambridge, 1985.

Video lectures
Fundamentals of Transport Processes 1 NPTEL YouTube

Course notes
  1. Chapter 1: Dimensional analysis
  2. Chapter 2: Diffusion
  3. Chapter 3: Unidirectional transport.
  4. Chapter 4: Conservation equationa.
  5. Chapter 5: Diffusion dominated transport.
  6. Chapter 6: Transport in strong convection.
  7. Chapter 7: Kinematics.
  8. Chapter 8: Navier-Stokes equations.
  9. Chapter 9: Viscous flows.
  10. Chapter 10: Potential flows.
  11. Chapter 11: Boundary layer theory.

Fundamentals of Transport Processes 1  
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Statistical Thermodynamics

Introduction to kinetic theory; statistical mechanics of ideal gases; classical mechanics; statistical kinetic theory; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; Correlation functions; linear response theory; theory of Brownian motion; projection operator formalism; hydrodynamic fluctuations.

Book References:
  • Vincenti and Kruger, Introduction to Physical Gas Dynamics, Wiley 1966.
  • Hansen, J.B., and McDonald, I.R., Theory of Simple Liquids, Academic, 1990.
  • McQuarrie, D.A., Statistical Mechanics, Viva Books, 2003.

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