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Materials - Mechanics | Basic Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering

Basic Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering

Iguchi, Manabu, Ilegbusi, Olusegun J.

2014, XVII, 260 p. 163 illus., 41 illus. in color.

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  • Explains in detail the treatment of multiphase transport phenomena in micro- and nanoscale processes
  • Facilitates understanding of physical and mathematical modeling of materials processes
  • Presents concrete examples of the wettability effects of reactors and pipeline systems on multiphase transport phenomena

This book presents the basic theory and experimental techniques of transport phenomena in materials processing operations. Such fundamental knowledge is highly useful for researchers and engineers in the field to improve the efficiency of conventional processes or develop novel technology. Divided into four parts, the book comprises 11 chapters describing the principles of momentum transfer, heat transfer, and mass transfer in single phase and multiphase systems. Each chapter includes examples with solutions and exercises to facilitate students’ learning. Diagnostic problems are also provided at the end of each part to assess students’ comprehension of the material. 

The book is aimed primarily at students in materials science and engineering. However, it can also serve as a useful reference text in chemical engineering as well as an introductory transport phenomena text in mechanical engineering. In addition, researchers and engineers engaged in materials processing operations will find the material useful for the design of experiments and mathematical models in transport phenomena. 

This volume contains unique features not usually found in traditional transport phenomena texts. It integrates experimental techniques and theory, both of which are required to adequately solve the inherently complex problems in materials processing operations. It takes a holistic approach by considering both single and multiphase systems, augmented with specific practical examples. There is a discussion of flow and heat transfer in microscale systems, which is relevant to the design of modern processes such as fuel cells and compact heat exchangers. Also described are auxiliary relationships including turbulence modeling, interfacial phenomena, rheology, and particulate systems, which are critical to many materials processing operations.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Diffusion - Fluid Flow - Heat Transfer - Mass Transfer - Materials Engineering - Mathematical Modeling - Microgravity - Multiphase Transport Phenomena - Nanoscale Process - Physical Modeling - Wettability

Related subjects » Computational Science & Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics - Production & Process Engineering

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