ENGRMAE 224 Advanced Transport Phenomena (2015-2016)

ENGRMAE 224 Advanced Transport Phenomena

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 224 Advanced Transport Phenomena (Credit Units: 4) Fundamentals of transport phenomena in fluid (gas and liquid), solid, and nano systems. Conservation equations, fundamentals of diffusion, ion transport, dispersion in turbulent/laminar flows, absorption, differential/staged distillation, transport in membranes, and nano/microscale transport phenomena. Not offered every year. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
  • Advanced Transport Phenomena, John C. Slattery, Cambridge University Press (July 13, 1999).
  • The Mathematics of Dffusion, 2nd Ed. Crank, J., Oxford University Press (1975). ISBN 0-19853-411-6.
  • Dffusion — Mass Transfer in Fluid Systems, 2nd or 3rd edition, Cussler, E.L., Cambridge University Press (2009).
  • Analysis of Transport Phenomena, William M. Deen, Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Nano/microscale Heat Transfer, Zhuomin Zhang, McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (April 19, 2007).
  • Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion, Gang Chen, Oxford University Press, USA (March 3, 2005).

(Most of the books have been reserved in the library)

Yun Wang
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Heat and Mass Transfer (MAE 120)

Lecture Topics:
  1. Conservation equations: continuity, momentum, energy, and chemical species equations

  2. Fundamentals of diffusion, diffusion coefficients, multi-component diffusion

  3. Ion transport

  4. Dispersion in turbulent/laminar flows

  5. Differential/staged distillation

  6. Mass transfer in membranes

  7. Thermal diffusion and effusion

  8. Nano/microscale heat transfer

  9. Nanoscale energy transport and conversion

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Used for homework problems (Fortran/C, Matlab and Mathcad) and homework writing (Word, Excel).

Laboratory Projects:

A project will be given around 6th week. Each student must individually complete a project related to heat conduction and submit his/her project report.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Mechanical Engineering Topics courses.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 20%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 30%
  • Project: 20%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

August 25, 2014
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr