Course syllabus

Transport Phenomena, Basic Course

KETF01, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

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


The course present fundamental momentum-, heat-, and mass transfer and applications from chemical and biotechnical systems.

The following fields are covered:

In order to study systems of unit operations project exercises are included in the course.
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 examination as well as project exercises examination and participation in laboratory studies.

Code: 0116. Name: Transport Phenomena.
Credits: 5,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Momentum transfer: basic fluid mechanics, rheology, Navier-Stoke equations, flow in boundary layers, flow around submerged bodies, sedimentation.· 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, mixing, mass exchangers. System Air/Water
Code: 0216. Name: Laboratory Work in Transport Phenomena.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approval of laboratory work. Contents: Practical problem-solving at the laboratory applied on momentum, heat and mass transfer.
Code: 0316. Name: Project Exercises in Transport Phenomena.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project exercises. Contents: The course includes project exercises from fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer.


Required prior knowledge: KETA10 Chemical Process Calculations or KLGA01 Life Science Processes and Calculations and 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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