Transport Phenomena Online Course | DelftX on edX | About Video


ROBERT MUDDE: Why does stirring
help to mix milk in your coffee? How long does a hot product
need to be cooled down before further handling can take place? How fast does a bubble in
a glass of champagne rise? Why does it grow? How fast does a hail stone come down? Transport phenomena is basic
to many engineering fields. It covers the how and why in
three important quantities. Mass, energy, and momentum are
transported in applications. It can be done in a unified way. Showing the strong
similarities between transport of mass, energy, and momentum. Hi, I’m Robert Mudde, and
I’m a teacher in this course. I started working in
Delft University in 1988, and I found a keen interest in
multiphase flows and transport phenomena. Delft University is one of the starting
points for transport phenomena. It took until 1956 before fluid
mechanics, heat and mass transfer were approached in a unified way. It was Bird and Kramers
who, in this very building, discussed their ideas– the
building that we still use today. The ideas and laws of
transport phenomena are applied in chemical engineering,
biotechnology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, applied
physics, and aeronautics. In this course, we will
introduce the basic concepts such as the balanced equation that
is universal to help in getting a grip on the examples given earlier. And you will discover that
transport phenomena are everywhere– from small everyday life scenarios
to big industrial processes, from inside the human body to
large scale weather phenomena. In this course, we target a wide range
of students as well as professionals who need to apply the principles
of transport phenomena an experience a lack in
their basic understanding. At the end of the course, you
will be able quantitatively solve a whole variety
of engineering problems. And you will be prepared
to take on advanced courses in the area of transport
phenomena and fluid mechanics. The background and basic calculus
including elementary differential equations, some mechanics, and a
bit of thermodynamics is required. After this course, your life
will not be the same anymore. You will see the world
through different eyes. You will see the connections, and
it will change your view on cooking, walking in the rain, industrial
processes, sustainable solutions, energy efficiency, and many more. Are you ready to take on the challenge? Join us, and maser transport phenomena.

Danny Hutson

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