ChEg 355

Transport Phenomena I

Fall 2000



Stanley Middleman

An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics

Wiley, 1998

Course Description: This is the introductory course to the physical processes of momentum, heat and mass transfer that are conveniently grouped under the term Transport Phenomena. The focus of this course is momentum transfer that determines the detailed behavior of flowing fluids. Differential and integral balance equations for conservation of mass, energy and momentum will be derived and used to solve a wide range of fluid flow problems. Examples of important applications of the principles of this course include such diverse fields as molding of plastic grilles for automobiles, manufacture of high device-density processor chips, design of equipment for mixing and packaging "ready-to-bake" dough and modeling of the transport of pollutants in the environment or the events that cause possible changes in the weather.



1. Motivation of the subject and its context in the curriculum (1/2 class)

2. Typical fluid dynamics problems (1/2 class) 1#

3. Introduction to dimensional analysis (1 class) 1

4. Fluid statics (gravity, interfacial tension, Young-LaPlace eq.) (2 classes) 2

5. Forces on and within fluids (2 classes) 3

6. Derivation of differential conservation equations for mass and momentum (2 classes) 4

7. Use of differential conservation equations for mass and momentum (4 classes) 4

8. Dimensional analysis and dynamic similarity (2 classes) 5

9. Nearly-parallel flows, Creeping flows, boundary-layer flows (4 classes) 6,9

10. Flow through porous media (2 classes) 10

11. Macroscopic balance equations for mass and momentum, pipe flow (4 classes) 11

12. Selected topics, (turbulence, 9; transient flows, 7;) (as time permits)


#(bold number refers to corresponding chapter in Middleman's book)