To develop understanding of applying governing equations of mass, momentum and energy to simulate chemical engineering processes by the use commercial CFD and numerical codes
Scope and limitations of experimental, analytical and numerical methods in transport processes. The Continuity Equation and governing equations for Momentum, Heat and Mass transport in a continuum. The General Transport Equation.
Discretization, basic concepts and methods. Discretized forms and solution methodologies for steady and unsteady one-dimensional heat conduction. Extension of discretization concepts to two- and three- dimensional domains. Modeling of Convection and Diffusion terms using various discretization schemes. Calculation of flow field using SIMPLE algorithm.
Case studies: Simulation of various one- and two-dimensional laminar flow situations covered in the course of Transport Phenomena using a CFD software and comparison of results with analytical solutions.
Lab Outline: N/A
Text and references:
S. V., Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow, Hemisphere, 1980.
Versteeg, H. and Malalasekra, W., An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 2007