Course Titles and Descriptions

An introduction to the basic fluid flow and conservation laws of transport phenomena including the principles and applications of fluid mechanics (momentum transport) to engineering problems. Topics include a detailed analysis of conservation of mass and momentum equations, microscopic and macroscopic balances, dimensional analysis and the application of fluid flow problems to chemical engineering.

Course offered only Spring semester.

This course will provide an overview of transport phenomena in biological systems that are critical to the function of all living organisms. The fundamental laws and equations of transport phenomena will be applied to topics including cellular, cardiovascular, respiratory, liver and kidney transport, blood flow and rheology, and circulation in tissues and arteries.

Course offered only Fall semester.

This course will acquaint the student with important topics in advanced transport phenomena (momentum, heat and mass transport). Topics include laminar and turbulent flow, thermal conductivity and the energy equation, molecular mass transport and diffusion with heterogeneous and homogeneous chemical reactions. Focus will be to develop physical understanding of principles discussed and with emphasis on chemical engineering applications. In addition to the text, the student will be exposed to classic and current literature in the field.

Course offered only Fall Semester.

This course will introduce computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with emphasis on both the theory and the practical application to simple and complex problems. The course begins with a study of finite difference and finite volume models of one-dimensional partial differential equations. These equations are central to the understanding of more complex CFD models. The course will use ANSYS Fluent, a commercial CFD code, to solve both simple and complex simulations including both laminar and turbulent flow as well as heat transfer. The course will be a combination of traditional lectures, in-class projects, and independent project work.

This course is offered in the Fall.

A junior level core chemical engineering course in separation process with emphasis on unit operations that are key to chemical engineering. Concepts include mass transfer, adsorption, distillation, extraction, absorption and membrane separations. This course emphasizes the principles and applications of separation processes to engineering problems.       

This course is offered in the Spring.