INSTITUTE OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
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IAM568 - Mathematical Modelling of Transport Phenomena

Credit: 3(3-0); ECTS: 8.0
Instructor(s): Consent of IAM
Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor(s)

Course Catalogue Description

Introduction to transport phenomena, heat transfer, mass transfer and momentum transfer. Conservation laws, macroscopic balances with and without generation.

Course Objectives

The main aim of this course is to show students how to translate a real or engineering problem into a mathematical problem at both macroscopic and microscopic levels. The emphasis is on obtaining the equation representing a physical phenomenon and its interpretation. The pathway from the real problem to the mathematical problem has two stages: perception and formulation. The difficulties encountered in both of these stages can be easily solved by applying basic principles and laws, i.e., conservation of chemical species, conservation of mass, conservation of momentum, and conservation of energy.

Course Learning Outcomes

Most of students from basic sciences have difficulty in formulating real or engineering problems and in converting them to a mathematical problem. At the end of the course, the students will be able to mathematically formulate some engineering problems using basic conservation laws and principles.

Tentative (Weekly) Outline

Introduction to transport phenomena, heat transfer, mass transfer and momentum transfer. Conservation laws, macroscopic balances with and without generation.

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