TKP4160 - Transport Phenomena


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Hjemmeeksamen 80/100 4 hours A
Arbeider 20/100

Course content

Generalised equations for momentum, mass and heat flow. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers. 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. Mass transfer models. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer and transfer analogies. Introduction to Matlab (Solving ordinary differential and partial differential equations, discretization).

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students should know:
- Generalized equations for mass, momentum and heat.
- Reynolds and Gauss theorems.
- Combined diffusive and convective transport.
- Film- and penetration models for mass and heat transfer.
- Stefan-Maxwells equations for multi-component diffusion.
- Use of the generalized equations for mass, momentum and heat for specific examples.
- Transform pratical problems into mathematical equations.
- Solve the given set of equations either analytically or numerically.
- Matlab programming on a level of solving differential equations and partial differential equations, discretization.
- Numerical integration with Runge Kutta and finite difference discretization.

Learning methods and activities

Expected workload per week is three hours of lectures, two hours of exercises and seven hours of self-study. Compulsory exercises where 3 will contribute to the final mark. The exercises partially use Matlab. The total workload in the subject is 200 hours distributed on lectures (40%) and projects/independent studying (60%).

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (80%) and exercises (20%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
Three compulsory project must be complete to give access to the exam.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK2063 7.5
KP8904 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second 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 Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Hjemme-eksamen 80/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Arbeider 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Hjemme-eksamen 80/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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