Single-Course English 10 ECTS

Transport Processes

Overall Course Objectives

To introduce the participants to the modeling and numerical description of flow, heat and mass transport.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the molecular processes behind viscosity, thermal conduction and diffusion.
  • Obtain analytical solutions for flow problems with simple boundary and initial data.
  • Formulate and analyze models for combined flow and heat transport
  • Formulate and analyze models for combined flow and diffusion
  • Formulate and analyze models for combined flow and chemical reaction
  • Make order of magnitude estimates for key quantities such as fluxes, reaction rates and equilibration times.
  • Use Computational Fluid Dynamics for the simulation of flow with combined heat and mass transport (COMSOL)
  • Evaluate the accuracy of approximations obtained by Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Formulate models for transport with a small or large parameter (boundary layers)

Course Content

Mechanisms for the transport of momentum (flow), nergy and mass in chemical and biological systems. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics as basis for transport processes. Applications in the design of equipment and analytical instrumentation in the chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry, and in modeling and simulation of processes in a sustainability context.

Recommended prerequisites

28160/01025/01034/01035/01037, Formulation of models resulting in ordinary or partial differential equations.
Advanced engineering mathematics, including linear partial differential equations.

Teaching Method

Lectures with exercises, two projects. The two projects are usually scheduled in October (report due at end of month) and in last weeks of the 13-week period (report due first day of examination period, usually). Normal teaching activities continue concurrently with the projects.

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13 weeks


Chemical Engineering


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 28530
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Wed 8-17

15.000,00 DKK