CBE 202: Advanced Transport Phenomena (offered in each Spring Semester)

CBE core course, 3 AU

Textbook: Transport Phenomena, Bird R.B., Stewart W.E., Lightfoot E.N., 2nd Edit, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Description: The aim of this course is to enable students to i) derive appropriate differential balances for specific material properties, including momentum, thermal energy, and mass species, accounting appropriately for property flux by convective and diffusive (molecular-scale) processes, along with property generation or loss in the material continua; ii) write the Thermal Energy Equation, the Species Continuity Equation, and the Navier-Stokes Equations and pose (simplify) them appropriately for specific transport problems; iii) know appropriate boundary conditions that can be applied to specific transport problems; iv) conduct scale or dimensional analyses of transport problems, using the analyses to help simplify or enhance understanding of underlying transport processes; v) solve and physically interpret one-dimensional steady state conduction and species diffusion problems in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical geometries, with and without zero-order and first-order generation/loss; vi) use separation of variables technique to solve and physically interpret two-dimensional steady-state conduction and species diffusion problems; vii) use similarity methods to solve and physically interpret unsteady state conduction and diffusion problems in unbounded material regions; viii) use the finite Fourier transform method to solve and interpret unsteady state conduction and diffusion problems in bounded material regions; ix) solve and physically interpret unidirectional steady and unsteady viscous flows in unbounded regions and in bounded regions (i.e. flow conduits or ducts); and x) solve and physically interpret simultaneous convection and diffusion (conduction) problems involving the interaction of thermal or concentration boundary layers with developing or developed velocity profiles.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat & mass transfer, vector analysis, and differential equations.


CBE 203: Advanced Reaction Engineering (offered in each Fall Semester)

CBE core course, 3 AU

Textbook: Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Fogler H.S., 4th Edit, Pearson Education Ltd.

Description: The objective of this course is to impart and to continue the rigorous study of reaction engineering. In this course, particular emphasis will be given to chemical kinetics and transport phenomena, review of elements of reaction kinetics, rate processes in heterogeneous reacting systems, design of fluid-fluid and fluid-solid reactors, scale-up and stability of chemical reactors and residence time analysis of heterogeneous chemical reactors

Prerequisite: undergraduate reaction engineering course or consent of instructor


Enrolled students can access course material through KAUST's Blackboard via http://portal.kaust.edu.sa