MAS303 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer for Engineers
Course description for academic year 2020/2021
Contents and structure
The objective of the course is to learn selected chapters of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, describing the phenomena most common for a number of industrial applications: energy technology, petroleum, chemical/farma/food/process technology and hydraulic engineering. The course provides understanding of basic mathematical models and their use in engineering.
- Fundamentals of fluid dynamics: Navier-Stokes equations, simplified solutions, Bernoulli's equation
- Fundamentals of thermal physics: heat transfer equation and its solutions
- Flow in channels of complex geometry: flow regimes, boundary layers and velocity profiles, pressure drop
- Fundamental of heat transfer: forced vs natural convection, radiation, conduction; empirical correlations
- Hydraulic machines: rhotodynamic vs positive displacement, theory, Euler equation, efficiency
- Introduction to hydraulic engineering
- Multiphase flows: classification, rheology, flow maps, fixed and fluidized beds
- Flows with phase change: boiling/cavitation, NPSH, melting/solidification
- Overview over numerical tools in fluid mechanics, turbulence models
- Instrumentation in fluid mechanics and heat transfer
- Examples of most typical technical solutions
At the completion of the course, students should be able to accumulate following
- detailed aspects of fluid mechanics and heat transfer
- physical description of a typical process
- handling the fundamental mathematical models in fluid mechanics and heat transfer
- quantitative estimation of the main operating parameters (pressure, temperature, force, flow rate, efficiency)
- calculation of mass, momentum and energy balance in a process
- writing of technical reports, group work, formulation and solution of typical equations in mathematical physics
MAT110 Mathematics 1
MAT203 Mathematics 2 for Fire, Civil, HSE and Mechanical Engineering
Recommended previous knowledge
MAS220 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics
KJE102 Applied Fluid Mechanics
MAT151 Advanced mathematics and physics for structural and mechanical engineers
2 lectures + 1 tutorial weekly
numerical laboratory works
visits to industrial sites at OneSubsea, Schlumberger, Framo
1 of 2 written assignments must be delivered within the deadline and approved.
Approved assignments are valid for 4 semesters.
Written examination, 4 hours.
Grading scale: A-E/F, where F is fail.
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