SCO-22803 Physical Transport Phenomena


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical extensively supervised8
Practical intensively supervised13
Course coordinator(s)dr. RJC van Ooteghem
Lecturer(s)dr. RJC van Ooteghem
Examiner(s)dr. RJC van Ooteghem

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Mathematics, Physics

Continuation courses:

ETE-23803, FTE-25303, SCO-30806 Physical Transport Phenomena


- 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:

At the end of the course, it is expected that the student is 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 analyze and evaluate experimental data with respect to reality and theory;
- concisely report, including introduction and conclusions, experimental results.


Lectures, tutorials, five practical cases with measurements, reporting.


Written open book exam, practical case reports.


Physical Transport Phenomena theory; Physical Transport Phenomena Cases and exercises.

Compulsory for: BESEnvironmental SciencesBScC: Environmental Technology5AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc5AF
Compulsory for: WUBITBSc Minor Biotechnology5AF