73507 - Transport Phenomena Laboratory M

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Responsible consumption and production Climate Action

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Knowldege of techniques for the solution of equations for transport processes and direct experience of analysis of examples of transport phenomena.

Course contents

The course will provide the students with the knowledge of techniques for the solution of equations for transport processes, and direct experience of analysis of examples of transport phenomena, following a computational approach.

Course contents:

Understanding fundamental characteristics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) formulation of heat and momentum transport in fluid flows.

Knowledge of the relevant CFD procedures for the solution of a thermal and/or fluid mechanics problem.

Gaining experience in use of CFD software and in interpretation of results for the discussion of generalized transport laws.

Requirements:

A prior knowledge and understanding of fluidynamic and heat and mass transport are required to attend with profit this course.

Detailed program:

  • basic elements for the numerical solution of the PDE for heat and momentum transport in continuum media, and for the discretization method by means of the control volume formulation,
  • definition of the geometry, discretization of the computational domain (mesh creation) and analysis of the results with post processing operations,
  • examples of CFD formulation and solution for steady state 2-D laminar momentum transport problems,
  • use of CFD tools for the simulation of fluid mechanics problems for Newtonian fluids and retrieve of generalized laws for Fanning coefficient,
  • examples of CFD formulation and solution for steady state 2-D heat transport problems in fluid flow,
  • use of CFD tools for the simulation of fluid thermo-fluid mechanics problems for Newtonian Fourier fluids and retrieve of generalized laws for Fanning coefficient and Nusselt number,
  • examples of CFD formulation and solution for steady state 3-D heat transport problems in fluid flow,
  • examples of CFD formulation and solution for unsteady 2-D heat transport problems in fluid flow.

Readings/Bibliography

Patankar, Suhas V. (1980), Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Hemisphere

Teaching methods

Lectures and practice at the computational lab. The partecipation to the lab sessions is mandatory.

Assessment methods

The assessment is based on the elaboration at home of a final report, which includes the results obtained from the resolution and the detailed discussion of the problem examples proposed during the course.

Students are required to demonstrate the understanding of the computational fluid dynamic models, and to provide a critical analysis of the results obtained in a clear and concise presentation of the contents.

Office hours

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