ME 7301: Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Flow

Offered Fall, Odd Years

Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: ME 3340 and ME 3345
Catalog Description: Gas-liquid, two-phase flow patterns; basic and empirical models; conservation equations and closure relations; pool and convective boiling; aerosol transport; condensation.
Textbooks: John G. Collier and J.R. Thome, Convective Boiling and Condensation, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, 1996.
Instructors: S.M. Ghiaasiaan (Fall 2003)

  • V.P. Carey, Liquid-Vapor Phase Change, Hemisphere , 1992.
  • R.T. Lahey and F.J. Moody, The Thermal-Hydraulics of Boiling Water Reactors, American Nuclear Society, 2nd Ed., 1993.
  • P.C. Reist, Aerosol Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill, 2nd Ed., 1993.
  • Recent and current issues of The International Journal of Multiphase Flow.
Prerequisites by Topic:

  • Differential Equations;
  • Fluid Mechanics;
  • Convective Heat Transfer

To expose the students to the advanced theory and practice underlying modern multiphase flow systems, and by critical review of the state-of-the-art with respect to modeling and analysis prepare them for independent research.

  1. Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow
    1. Introduction and Basic Concepts
    2. Flow Patterns and Flow Regime Maps
    3. Basic Models, Conservation Equations and Closure Relations
    4. Empirical Models
    5. Frictional and Form Pressure Losses
  2. Boiling Heat Transfer
    1. Basic Concepts, Nucleation Phenomena and the Boiling Curve
    2. Pool Boiling
    3. Forced-Convective Boiling
  3. Condensation
    1. Basic Concepts; Condensation in Quiescent Surroundings
    2. Condensation in Two-Phase Flow
  4. Introduction to Aerosol Transport
    1. Basic Concepts
    2. Aerosol Transport Mechanisms
    3. Aerosol Convection
Computer Usage: Computations needed for homework assignments