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Introductory Transport Phenomena (B M E 320) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Set up shell balances for conservation of momentum, energy, and mass
  • 2
    Understand and apply flux laws in balances
  • 3
    Understand and apply interphase transport relationships
  • 4
    Employ shell balance equations to obtain desired profiles for velocity, temperature and concentration
  • 5
    Reduce and solve the appropriate equations of change to obtain desired profiles for velocity, temperature and concentration
  • 6
    Reduce and solve appropriate macroscopic balances for conservation of momentum, energy and mass
  • 7
    Utilize information obtained from solutions of the balance equations to obtain engineering quantities of interest
  • 8
    Recognize and apply analogies among momentum, heat and mass transfer
  • 9
    Appreciate relevance of transport principles in diverse applications of chemical, biological, and materials science and engineering
Introductory Transport Phenomena
B M E 320 ( 4 Credits )
Mass, momentum, and energy transport; calculation of transport coefficients; solution to problems in viscous flow, heat conduction, and diffusion; dimensional analysis; mass, momentum, and heat transfer coefficients; over-all balances; elementary applications.
Physics 201, Math 319 or 320, CBE 250 with grade of C or better; or consent of instructor
College: College of Engineering
Instructor Name
Instructor Campus Address
Contact Hours
Course Coordinator
Text book, title, author, and year
Transport Phenomena, 2nd Ed; Bird; 2nd; 2006
Supplemental Materials
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
(2) Ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), sciences, and engineering to solve problems at the interface of engineering and biology and to model biological systems
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
Mass, momentum and energy transport mechanisms. Calculation of transport coefficients. Dimensional analysis. Momentum, energy and mass interphase transport. Microscopic and macroscopic balances. Solution to problems in viscous flow, energy and mass transport. Elementary applications
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