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Course Overview

This course focuses on applied momentum, heat, and mass transport in engineering problems.  It demonstrates how fundamental design equations can be derived for a wide range of real engineering problems (e.g. nuclear fuel rods, coal combustion, radiation shielding, electrical heaters, toothpaste etc).  This course makes it clear that engineering is the art of applying mathematics to the real world and develops the tools required to tackle a wide range of challenges.

The analytical results of transport phenomena are demonstrated in simple systems before discussing more complex systems, such as multiphase flow, which require the use of semi-empirical correlations to solve.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Marcus Campbell Bannerman

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of EG3002 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied) or EG3006 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied) or EG3007 Engineering Analysis and Methods 1a (Studied)
  • Engineering (EG)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • One of EG2002 Process Engineering (Passed) or EG2011 Process Engineering (Passed) or EG2580 Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (Passed)
  • One of Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Erasmus or Non-Graduating Student in Engineering Iss or Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering or Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering or Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Petroleum)
  • EG2012 Engineering Mathematics 2 (Passed)
  • One of EG2003 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics (Passed) or EG2004 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics (Passed) or EG2539 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The theory of transport phenomena is introduced through the constitutive relationships and general balance equations. All of these concepts are introduced in vector and index notation to familiarise the students with 3D problems. These tools are then applied to simple three-dimensional problems in momentum, heat and mass transfer. The course includes the fundamentals of incompressible flow, non-Newtonian flow, multiphase flow, forced/natural convection heat transfer, boiling, radiation, and condensation. Generalised multicomponent diffusion is then introduced and used to solve equimolar counter-diffusion, diffusion through a stationary phase, and real applications of these idealised processes (i.e. combustion).

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt

10x weekly short online tests (10% each)

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Re-sit of the failed tests. All tests which are failed are available for resit. They are released for the duration of the resit diet (2-3 weeks) with a 1 hour duration when started.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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