This course provides an introduction to the field of transport phenomena, including molecular mechanisms of momentum transport (viscous flow); energy transport (heat conduction); mass transport (diffusion); isothermal equations of change (continuity, motion, and energy); the development of the Navier-Stokes equation; the development of non-isothermal and multicomponent equations of change for heat and mass transfer; and exact solutions to steady-state, isothermal unidirectional flow problems and to steady-state heat and mass transfer problems. The analogies between heat, mass, and momentum transfer are emphasized throughout the course.

Course prerequisite(s): 

A grade of C or better in Calculus I and II and 540.202 Introduction to Chemical & Biological Process Analysis or permission of instructor. 540.202 is offered through the full-time Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.

Course note(s): 

Not for graduate credit.

Course corequisite(s): 

500.303 Applied Mathematics I or AS.110.302.