TMT4208 - Fluidflow and Heat Transfer, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 25/100
Written examination 75/100 4 hours D

Course content

Dimensional analysis. Conservation equations for global mass, momentum, energy and chemical components in fluid mixtures.
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 motion. Heat and mass transfer.
Packed beds: Ergun's formula for pressure loss. Heat and mass transfer. Fluidisation.
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.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Lectures will be given in English. 50% of the excercises must be approved before the final exam. In addition 3 written excercises will be arranged, and all of these must also be approved to qualify for the exam. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

2.Compendium Lecture notes - Department of materials science and engineering ; 2. Transport Phenomena, R.B. Bird. ISBN:0471-410772; 3. Modeling in Materials Processing; J.A. Dantzig, C.L. Tucker III, ISBN: 0-521-77923-5.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMT4230 7.5 2008-09-01


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Approved exercises 25/100
Summer KONT Approved exercises 25/100
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100 D 2016-06-06 09:00 D1
Summer KONT Written examination 75/100 D
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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