Course syllabus

Transport Phenomena, Basic Course

KETF01, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B2, K2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim is to transfer the understanding of molecular processes based on a natural science perspective into an understanding of macroscopic processes. Applications are collected from the fields of chemical engineering, biotechnology and from ecological systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


First basic physics is applied to hydrostatics discussing force and pressure. These are used to describe, momentum-, heat-, and mass transfer with applications collected from chemical as well as bio technical systems.

The following fields are covered:


In order to study systems of unit operations three project exercises are included in the course. These collect the applications from the chemical engineering and the bioengineering fields to be studied by Chemical Engineering student and Bioengineering students, respectively.

By solving a number of practical problems the skill to solve engineering problems is trained at the same time as the basic theories are demonstrated.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examnination as well as project exercises presented in report and participation in laboratory studies.

Code: 0108. Name: Transport Phenomena, Basic Course.
Credits: 5,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: ·Momentum transfer: basic fluid mechanics, rheology, dimensional analysis, Navier-Stoke equations, flow in boundary layers, flow around submerged bodies, sedimentation, flow in porous beds, fluidisation ·Heat transfer: basic heat engineering, coefficients for heat transfer, heat exchangers, radiation, instationary heat transfer ·Mass transfer: basic mass transfer calculations, diffusion of gases and liquids, instationary mass transfer, analogies
Code: 0208. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a passing grade active participation and approval of all laboratory studies is required. Contents: A number of practical problems and two laboratory exercises.
Code: 0308. Name: Compulsory Assignment.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a passing grade active participation and approval of all project exercises is required. Contents: Three project exercises.


Required prior knowledge: KETA01 Chemical Engineering or KKKA01 Biotechnology and KFK080 Thermodynamics or KFKA05 Molecular Driving Forces 1: Thermodynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KAT090

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Bernt Nilsson,
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