BCT-22803 Physical Transport Phenomena


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)T Haasterecht
Lecturer(s)T Haasterecht
Examiner(s)T Haasterecht

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety

Assumed knowledge on:

MAT-14903 Mathematics 2; MAT-15003 Mathematics 3; BPE-10305 Process Engineering Basics.

Continuation courses:

ETE-23803 Environmental Process Engineering; FTE-25303 Building Physics and Climate Engineering; BCT-30806 Physical Modelling.


- transport mechanisms: analogy between conduction and diffusion, convection in flow and near wall, dimensionless numbers, radiation and resistance model;
- heat and mass balances: balance equations, modelling, first order system, dimension analysis;
- fluid dynamics: laminar flow, micro balance in pipe flow, viscosity, turbulent flow, Fanning's equation, friction in appendages, Bernoulli's law, pumps, flow measurement;
- heat transfer: Fourier's law, non -steady state conduction, penetration theory, long term diffusion, Biot number.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand the basics of transport physics in process engineering;
- tune an experimental set-up and perform experiments;
- systematically organize results into tables and graphs;
- critically analyse and evaluate experimental data with respect to reality and theory;
- concisely report, including introduction and conclusions, experimental results.


- lectures;
- tutorials;
- practical cases with measurements;
- reporting.


Observations during practical cases. Reports of practical cases have to be handed in within 1 week after the experiment. Exam (open questions). The final result is a 2/1 combination of a written exam and the average of the practical exercises. To pass the course the minimum grade for the exam is 5.5 and the minimum grade for each practical case report is 6.0.


Lecture notes Physical Transport Phenomena.

Compulsory for: BESEnvironmental SciencesBScC: Spec. C - Environmental Technology5AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc5AF
Restricted Optional for: WUBITBSc Minor Biotechnology5AF