CHE 501 Transport Phenomena (3-0-3)



Course Instructor: Dr. Ramazan Kahraman,

Office: 16-220, Tel.: 4987, E-mail:

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Textbook: R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart and E. N. Lightfoot, Transport Phenomena, Second Edition, Wiley & Sons, New York, 2002.


Ref. Books: 1. H. Schlichting, Boundary Layer Theory, 7th Ed., McGraw-Hill, New-York, 1987.

2. A. H. P. Skelland, Diffusional Mass Transfer, Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, 1985.

3. A. F. Mills, Heat and Mass Transfer, Irwin, Chicago, 1995.

4. R. S. Brodkey and H. C. Hershey, Transport Phenomena: A Unified Approach, McGraw-Hill, Singapore, 1988.


Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing


Objective: To study the transport phenomena as a unified subject and apply the unified approach to fluid mechanics problems and to heat and mass transfer applications.


Bulletin Description: Continuum theory of momentum, heat and mass transfer. Viscous behavior of fluids. Molecular transport mechanisms. General property balance. Laminar and Turbulent flow. Convective transport. Momentum, heat and mass applications of transport phenomena.


Grading System: Assignments 20%

Mid Term Exam 25%

Term Project 25%

Final Examination 30%

Total 100%


Notes: Details of the Term Project (topics, what needs to be done and the report format) will be distributed to the students within a month or so (from the beginning of the semester).


Topics: Vector and Tensor Notation (Appendix A)

Introduction to Transport Phenomena. Mechanisms of Momentum, Energy and Mass Transport (Ch. 0, 1, 9, 17)

Development of Microscopic Momentum, Energy and Mass Conservation Equations. Navier-Stokes Equations (Ch. 3, 11, 19)

Transport with more than One Independent Variable. Boundary Layer Theory (Ch. 4, 12, 20)

Turbulent Flow (Ch. 5, 13, 21)

Integral Methods of Analysis (Macroscopic Balances) (notes)

Applications of Transport Phenomena (BSL and notes)


Break-up of Credits: Math. & Basic Science: 1 credit

Engineering Science: 2 credits