Applied Mathematics and Modeling for Chemical Engineers I
Modeling and mathematical formulation of lumped-parameter and distributed-parameter systems encountered in chemical engineering. Review of analytical and numerical methods used in the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations.
The widening of students' perspectives and awareness of topics of interest to chemical engineers through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Tensor algebra; continuum hypothesis; continuity and momentum equations; Lagrangian and Eulerian approach; ideal and potential flows; Navier - Stokes equation; exact and approximate solutions; creeping flow; laminar and turbulent boundary layer theory; lubrication theory.
Review of classical thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. Ensembles and partition functions. Estimation of thermodynamic properties. Fluctuations. Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Ideal gases. Crystals. Imperfect gases. Introduction to lattice statistics and to liquids.
Catalytic Reactor Analysis and Design
Fundamentals of heterogeneous catalytic reaction systems with emphasis on the interaction of chemical and physical rate processes. Microkinetic analysis of solid-catalyzed reactions with and without external and/or internal heat and mass transfer resistances at the particle level. Macrokinetic analysis of two-phase catalytic reactors including design and simulation of fixed-bed reactors by pseudohomogeneous and heterogeneous models; scale up strategies. Introduction to two-phase catalytic micro-structured reactors and design by numbering up.
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