Momentum and Thermal Transport Phenomena (PM702)

Course Name: 

Momentum and Thermal Transport Phenomena


M.Tech. in Process Metallurgy




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Momentum Transfer in Metallurgical Processes - Viscous properties of fluids, Laminar flow and the momentum equation, Turbulent & complex flows, Energy balance applications, Problems in compressible flow, Sonic velocity and supersonic jets, production of vacuum, Differential models of turbulence for bulk convecting flows, Electromagnetically driven flows, Physical & computational models, Recent advances in metallurgical fluid dynamics: Advances resulting from physical and mathematical modeling. Heat Transfer in Metallurgical Processes -
Unsteady state conduction of heat, Differential thermal energy balance in fluids, Forced and Natural convention of heat, The heat transfer coefficient, Heat Transfer Correlations, Radiant heat transfer between black - body surfaces, gray - body surfaces, radiation through emitting and absorbing media, Heat transfer in continuous casting, welding and quenching, Inverse heat conduction problem - solution and applications. Process Modelling - Introduction, types of models, similarity criteria, development of process models, model implementation.


D. R. Poirier & G. H. Geiger, Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing, TMS, Warrendale, 1994. R. I. L. Guthrie, Engineering in Process Metallurgy, Oxford Science Publications, 1989 M. A. Glinkov & G. M. Glinkov, A General Theory of Furnaces, Mir, Moscow, 1980 Nobuo Sano, W. K. Lu & P. V. Ribound: Advanced Physical Chemistry for Process Metallurgy, Academic Press, London 1997 N. J. Themelis, Transport and Chemical Rate Phenomena, Gordon Breach, New York, 1995.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P