TMT4208 - Fluidflow and Heat Transfer, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Skriftlig eksamen 75/100 4 timer
Arbeider 25/100

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

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
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2016

Language of instruction: English


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 75/100 2016-06-06 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Arbeider 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Skriftlig eksamen 75/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Arbeider 25/100
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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