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Course MV-TD-86061-K-4

Thermodynamics of Transport Processes (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture with integrated exercises 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTD] Engineering Thermodynamics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Relations, similarities and differences between heat transport, momentum transport, and mass transport
  • Driving potentials
  • Cross effects (Dufour, Soret, etc.)
  • Irreversible thermodynamics
  • Coupling of transport equations with balance equations
  • Transport properties (heat conductivity, viscosity, diffusion coefficient)
  • Fickian diffusion (binary, multi-component)
  • Maxwell-Stefan diffusion (binary, multi-component)
  • Relations between Fickian and Maxwell-Stefan diffusion
  • Diffusion coefficients
  • Mass transfer
  • Film theory
  • Penetration theory

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lectures

The students are able to describe and discuss

  • the role and nature of transport processes
  • the basic approach for modeling transport processes
  • how to combine models of transport processes with balance equations
  • the Fickian approach and the Maxwell-Stefan approach to model diffusion and the relations between these approaches
  • how to get numbers for diffusion coefficients

2. Excercises

The students are able to apply the learning outcomes of the lecture to solve practical problems related to transport processes.


  • B. E. Poling, J.M. Prausnitz, J. P. O’Connell: The Properties of Gases and Liquids, McGraw Hill Professional New York (2000)
  • R. Taylor, R. Krishna: Multicomponent Mass Transfer, Wiley New York (1993)
  • R. B. Bird, W. E. Steward, E.N. Lightfoot: Transport Phenomena, Wiley New York (2007)


Tablet/overhead, supplementary sheets, MATLAB is used in the exercises

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TD-86061-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-TD-264-M-4] Thermodynamics of Transport Processes P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP
[PHY-SP-5-M-7] Schwerpunktmodul Thermodynamik WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 3.0 LP