Free Online Course on Basics of Transport Phenomena

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The Delft University of Technology is offering free online course on Basics of Transport Phenomena. Students will learn how to model the processes and make quantitative statements.

In this seven-week course, applicants will learn the basic framework to work on a broad spectrum of engineering problems concerning transfer of heat, mass and momentum.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 6-8 hours pw
Subject: Biology & Life Sciences
Institution: Delft University of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges.

About This Course

Have you ever wondered why ventilation helps to cool down your hot chocolate? Do you know why a surfing suit keeps you warm? Why iron feels cold, while wood feels warm at room temperature? Or how air is transferred into aqueous liquids in a water treatment plant? How can we sterilize milk with the least amount of energy? How does medicine spread in our tissue? Or how do we design a new cooling tower of a power plant? All these are phenomena that involve heat transfer, mass transfer or fluid flow.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, University will look into the underlying concepts of these processes that often take place simultaneously, and will teach you how to apply them to a variety of real-life problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify heat transfer, mass transfer and fluid flow phenomena in lab, industrial and daily environment.
  • Identify quantities and subjects used in transport phenomena.
  • Use balances to solve problems.
  • Apply the concepts of transport phenomena to a variety of real life problems.
  • Make the correct assumptions to put real-life situations into mathematical model.
  • Solve and assess a model from a quantitative perspective.
  • See the world through different eyes.

Instructors

Robert Mudde

Robert Mudde is professor of multiphase flow at Chemical Engineering of Delft University of Technology. He is also Director of Education of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Peter Hamersma

Peter Hamersma is associate professor in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology.

Requirements

High School physics and basic knowledge of calculus (derivative, integral, simple differential equations) and thermodynamics (concepts of first law and second law, properties of fluids, heat effects).

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