A quantitative introduction to the theoretical and physical principles in fluid mechanics that are of fundamental importance to chemical engineers. The course is intended to be a first course in fluid mechanics for undergraduate 2nd year students in chemical engineering.
The course will begin by introducing the necessary fundamental concepts of fluid flow, and proceed to cover both macroscopic (i.e. integral balances) and microscopic (i.e. differential balances) approaches to analyse various fluid ow phenomena encountered in chemical engineering applications.
Some specific applications that will be covered in detail are:
Pipe flows, fittings and friction factor charts
Fow past immersed bodies: drag forces, settling
Flow through packed beds and fluidized beds
Fluid transportation (pumps, compressors and valves)
Flow measurement techniques, and
Agitation and mixing