FPEN 208: Transport Phenomena I (Momentum Transfer)


Objectives: To introduce students to Fluid Mechanics and fluid properties and their effects on fluid flow and design.

Description: This course introduces students to fluid mechanics and properties such as viscosity, surface tension and capillary effects. Students are taught basic concepts involving fluid statics, buoyancy and stability. Similarly, students are introduced to fluid dynamics and key concepts such as dynamic and total pressure, energy line and hydraulic grade line. Students are helped to appreciate pipe flow problems such as losses in pipe flow, pipes in series, pipes in parallel, branching pipes, siphons, multi-reservoir problems, pipe networks, unsteady flow in pipes. Students’ familiarity with differential analysis of fluid flow, conservation of mass, linear momentum is emphasized.