Course syllabus

Transport Phenomena, Basic Course

KETF01, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Project assignments, laboratory assignments and written examination. The grade is based on the written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

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: Active participation in laboratory assignments. 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: Active participation in project assignments. Contents: The course includes project exercises from fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer.


Assumed prior knowledge: 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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