KP8904 - Transport Phenomena


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 30/100
Home examination 70/100 4 hours

Course content

Governing equations for momentary mass and heat transport. Laminar and turbulent flow, laminar and turbulent boundary layer. Brief introduction to rheology and non-Newtonian fluids for biological systems. Steady and un-steady diffusion in dilute and concentrated fluids in different geometries. The Fick and Stefan-Maxwell equations, multicomponent diffusion. Diffusion in porous media. Generalised equations for momentum, mass and heat flow. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers. Mass transfer models. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer and transfer analogies. Introduction to Matlab (Solving ordinary differential and partial differential equations, discretization).

Learning outcome

- Understand the mechanisms for combined transport of mass, energy and momentum
- Analogies between the transport processes
- Steady state and transient diffusion in various geometries
- The Maxwell-Stefan concept for multicomponent diffusion

- Calculate hydraulic parameters in absorbers
- Calculate mass and heat transfer in absorption and stripping.
- Calculate size of absorber and stripper(Packing)
- Develop the set of equations for kinetic and equilibrium models

- General understanding of mass and heat transfer processes in contactors where chemical reaction takes place

Learning methods and activities

Lectures with worked-through examples. The exercises partially use Matlab. Expected workload per week is three hours with lectures, two hours with exercises, and seven hours of independent studying. The total workload in the subject is 200 hours distributed on lectures (40%) and projects/independent studying (60%).

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Four compulsory exercises has to be completed to be given access to the exam. Continuous evaluation forms the basis for the final mark. This comprises written final exam (70%), and compulsory exercises (30%). If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Jakobsen, H. A., 2014: Chemical Modeling: Multiphase Reactive Flows, 2nd edition. Springer

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKP4160 7.5 01.09.2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100
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Autumn ORD Home examination 70/100





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Summer UTS Work 30/100
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Summer UTS Home examination 70/100 INSPERA
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