617-3002/01 – Transport Phenomena (PJ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2016/2017
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VEC05 doc. Ing. Marek Večeř, Ph.D.
WIH15 prof. Ing. Kamil Wichterle, DrSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student: - understands essential features of nonequilibrium processes and their relation to the structure of matter, - knows the principles of transport equation construction, and can apply the equation for real problems, - can consider possibilities how to solve the related differential equations, - can specify the problems in a form adequate for numeric computation, - is able to characterize velocity, temperature and concentration fields by key parameters, suitable for engineering application.

Teaching methods



Viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusivity. Transport coefficients and structure of matter. Employment in momentum, heat and mass balance equations. steady state and unsteady processes. Solution of the equations in 3D. Initial and boundary conditions. Relation of particular solutions to actual engineering problems.

Compulsory literature:

1. BIRD R. B., STEWART W.E., LIGHTFOOT E.N.. Transport Phenomena., 905 pp, John Wiley & Sons 2007

Recommended literature:

1. BEEK W.J., MUTTZALL K. M. K., VAN HEUVEN J. W.: Transport Phenomena. 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons Chichester 2000 2. REA’s: The transport phenomena problem solver. A complete solution guide to any textbook. ISBN 0-87891-562-1. Research and Education Association, Piscataway NJ 1993

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Basic the knowledge of physical chemistry.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Continuum. Transfer coefficients. 2. Viscosity. Thermal conductivity, Diffusivity. 3. One-dimensional conduction. 4. Mechanical balances in moving fluids. 5. 3D cases. Tensor functions, 6. Momentum balance. Navier-Stokes Eqs. 7. Reynolds number. Asymptotic solutions. 8. Boundary layer flows. 9. Instabilities, turbulence. 10. Convective transfer, forced and free. 11. Diffusion, Transport analogy. 12. Turbulent flow transport. 13. Interface effects. Surface tension.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Summer semester, validity until: 2016/2017 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2016/2017 (N3909) Process Engineering (2805T019) Chemical and environmental engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N3909) Process Engineering (2805T019) Chemical and environmental engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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