Transport Phenomena In Materials

By Prof. Gandham Phanikumar   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 244
This course will introduce the concepts of fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer with behavior and processing of engineering materials as the focus.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Undergraduate students of Metallurgical / Materials Engineering and related disciplines.
PREREQUISITES : Mathematics courses at 1st year UG level.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Tata Steel, JSW, Vedanta, Aditya Birla Group, Murugappa Group, Amalgamations Group, TCS etc.,
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1 : Mathematical foundations of transport phenomena, introduction to subscript notation & tensors
Week 2 : Control volume formulation and concept of balance
Week 3 : Navier-Stokes equations, exact solutions for simple geometries
Week 4 : Friction factors, empirical relations in fluid flow
Week 5 : Application of fluid flow solutions to materials processing
Week 6 : Governing equations for heat transfer, problem statements
Week 7 : Exact solutions for heat transfer problems
Week 8 : Empirical correlations, heat transfer coupled with fluid flow
Week 9 : Mass balance equations, governing equations
Week 10 : Diffusive mass transfer, exact solutions for simple geometries
Week 11 : Solute transfer during phase change
Week 12 : Convective mass transfer correlations, Similarity across transport phenomena

Books and references

1) Transport phenomena, 2nd Edition: R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart and Edwin N Lightfoot; John Wiley & Sons

2) Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, 4th Edition: James R. Welty, Charles E. Wicks, Robert E. Wilson and Gregory Rorrer; John Wiley &

3) Transport phenomena in materials processing : D.R. Poirier and G.H. Geiger, TMS

4) Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 5th Edition: Robert W. Fox & Alan T. McDonald: John Wiley & Sons

5) Basic Transport Phenomena in Materials Engineering: Manabu Iguchi, Olusegun J. Ilegbusi; Springer

6) Mass Transport in Solids and Fluids: David S. Wilkinson; Cambridge University Press.

Instructor bio

Prof. Gandham Phanikumar
doctoral work is on heat transfer, fluid flow and solute transfer during laser processing of dissimilar metals. After joining IIT Madras in 2005, he has been teaching a UG core course on transport phenomena for several years. His research continues to involve concepts of transport phenomena in materials processing.
Further details are at https://mme.iitm.ac.in/gphani/

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 17 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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