Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
MCH5461 Transport Phenomena Fall 3 0 3 8
The course opens with the approval of the Department at the beginning of each semester

Basic information

Language of instruction: En
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. OKTAY ÖZCAN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YÜCEL BATU SALMAN
Course Objectives: This course is designed as a graduate level course in transport phenomena. A rigorous treatment of the conservation equations and boundary conditions is provided. Mechanisms of momentum, heat and mass transfer are discussed. Analysis of boundary-layers for momentum, temperature and concentration are presented. Turbulence modeling is discussed. ANSYS Fluent software is used to obtain CFD solutions to some problems with simple geometries

Learning Outputs

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Identify and describe mechanisms of transport phenomena.
2) Establish and simplify appropriate conservation for mass, momentum and heat transfer processes.
3) Distinguish interrelations between the molecular and large scale descriptions of transport phenomena.
4) Estimate momentum and heat transfer rates in simple engineering situations.
5) Explain the physical properties of a fluid and their consequences on fluid flow and heat transfer, expressed in terms of the Reynolds number, Nusselt number, and other dimensionless quantities.
6) Obtain numerical solutions of heat and mass transfer problems in a channel and over a flat plate.
7) Explain the concepts of mass transfer conductance and driving force.

Course Content

Conservation equations and boundary conditions, Constitutive relations, Viscosity and the mechanism of momentum transport, Boundary-layer flows, Turbulence modeling, Thermal conductivity and the mechanism of energy transport, Thermal boundary layers, Diffusivity and the mechanism of mass transfer, Boundary-layer masss transport, Numerical solutions of some transport problems with simple geometries

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction, Fluid Stresses and Flux Laws
2) Navier Stokes Equations and Boundary Conditions
3) Boundary Layer concept and derivation of boundary layer equations
4) Turbulence, turbulent stresses and fluxes
5) Fully developed laminar flow in a cylindrical tube
6) Laminar fully developed velocity and temperature profiles in a circular tube
7) Turbulent fully developed velocity and temperature profiles in a circular tube
8) Midterm Exam
9) Similarity solutions, Falkner-Skan solutions
10) Laminar thermal boundary layer on a flat plate
11) Turbulent thermal boundary layer on a flat plate
12) Concentration boundary layer equations, Mass transfer conductance and driving force
13) Laminar and turbulent concentration boundary layers on a flat plate
14) Drying, Evaporative cooling


Course Notes: Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, William Kays, Michael Crawford, Bernhard Weigand, McGraw Hill, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-0712-3829-8
References: Viscous Fluid Flow, Frank M. White, McGraw Hill, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-0712-4493-0

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 10
Laboratory 0 % 0
Application 0 % 0
Field Work 0 % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) 0 % 0
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homework Assignments 0 % 0
Presentation 0 % 0
Project 1 % 20
Seminar 0 % 0
Midterms 1 % 30
Preliminary Jury 0 % 0
Final 1 % 40
Paper Submission 0 % 0
Jury 0 % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) 0 0 0
Field Work 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class 15 7 105
Presentations / Seminar 0 0 0
Project 13 4 52
Homework Assignments 0 0 0
Quizzes 0 0 0
Preliminary Jury 0 0 0
Midterms 0 0 0
Paper Submission 0 0 0
Jury 0 0 0
Final 0 0 0
Total Workload 199

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Gains an academic background and abilities for making scientific research; analysis, interpretation and application of knowledge in subjects of Mechatronics Engineering.
2) Acquires an ability to select, apply and develop modern techniques and methods for mechatronics engineering applications.
3) Develops new and innovative ideas, procedures and solutions in the design of mechatronics systems, components and processes.
4) Gains an ability for experimental design, data accumulation, data analysis, reporting and implementation.
5) Acquires abilities for individual and team-work, communication and collaboration with team members and interdisciplinary cooperation.
6) Gains an ability to communicate effectively oral and written; and a knowledge of English sufficient to follow technical developments and terminology.
7) Acquires recognition of the need for, and an ability to access and report knowledge, to engage in life-long learning.
8) Gains an understanding of universal, social and professional ethics.
9) Acquires a knowledge of business-oriented project organization and management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable development
10) Gains awareness for the impact of mechatronics engineering applications on human health, environmental, security and legal issues in a global and social context.