TMT4208 - Fluid flow and Heat Transfer, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 80/100 60 minutes D
Approved report 20/100 2 weeks A

Course content

Conservation equations: Conservation equations for global mass, momentum, energy and chemical components in fluid mixtures. Dimensional analysis. 

Boundary layer theory: Velocity, temperature and concentration profiles. Heat and mass transfer coefficients. Nusselt and Sherwood correlations. Two and three fold analogies. Liquid metals with low Prandtl numbers. Turbulent transport. Reynold's analogies. Chemical reaction kinetics at phase boundaries.

Channel flow: Entrance and fully developed flow regimes.

Particles, drops and bubbles: Terminal velocity.

Packed beds: Ergun's formula for pressure loss.

Numerical simulations: Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Thermal radiation: Emission, absorbtion, reflecton. Adiabatic surfaces.Radiation in multi surface systems, view angle factors.

Learning outcome

After this course the student can:

- Identify and describe transport phenomena dominating processes for production and/or treatment of liquid metals/alloys.

- Explain various aspects regarding transport/transfer of mass, momentum, energy, and chemical components in fluid mixtures or between phases.

- Perform basic computations on transport/transfer of mass, momentum, and energy in idealized (sub-)systems, e. g. by application of boundary layer theory or correlations for energy and mass transfer.

- Choose necessary actions for incorporation of chemical reaction kinetics as well as treatment of particles, droplets and bubbles in the overall global concervation equations for mass, momentum and energy.

- Formulate and analyse problems involving radiation in multi-surface systems.

- Use methods for finding and evaluating estimates based on dimensional analysis and analogies for heat and mass transfer.

- Introduce simplifying assumptions for computations and assess the validity of the simplifications done.

- Set up simple numerical simulations in heat and mass transfer related problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (60 hours), exercises (30 hours) and self study (120 hours).

Lectures will be given in English and examination papers will be given in English only, while students can choose to use Norwegian or English in case of an oral exam. 

50% of the exercises must be approved before the final exam.

A project report related to numerical simulations of heat and mass transfer will account for 20% of the final grade. The project report must be approved to qualify for the exam.

Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Excercise
  • Term paper

Further on evaluation

Portfolio evaluation with a final oral exam and report. The final exam counts 80 % and report 20 %. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. The student does not need to redo an approved exercises.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

1.Compendium Lecture notes - Department of materials science and engineering ;

2. Modeling in Materials Processing; J.A. Dantzig, C.L. Tucker III, ISBN: 0-521-77923-5.

3. Transport Phenomena, R.B. Bird. ISBN:0471-410772;

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMT4230 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Process Metallurgy
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 80/100 D 2022-05-23 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 20/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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