Course detail

Processes of transportation

FCH-DCO_TPDAcad. year: 2023/2024

Characterization of transport processes:
concepts, quantities and methods of study,
balance of physical properties.

Momentum transfer:
fundamental equations of momentum transfer: momentum balance, forces and tensor of tension,
laminar flow of isotropic viscous liquids, initial and boundary conditions, application of dimensional analysis and homothety theory on dynamic equations,
liquid properties: characterization of non-newtonian liquids, laminar flow of non-newtonian liquids.

Energy transfer:
fundamental equations of energy transfer - balance of fundamental quantities, heat transfer in incompressible liquid, initial and boundary conditions,
heat conduction - one-directional heat conduction (stationary and non-stationary), multidimensional heat conduction (stationary and non-stationary);
heat convection - application of dimensional analysis and homothety theory on Fourier-Kirchhoff equation, heat tranfer in forced convection,
thermal radiation - fundamental laws of radiation, radiation between bodies.

Mass transfer:
fundamental equations of mass transfer - n-component continuum, balance of fundamental quantities, initial and boundary conditions,
molecular mass transfer: concentration diffusion, thermodiffusion, barodiffusion, diffusion with chemical reaction,
mass convection - mass transfer coefficient, application of homothety theory on on mass balance.

Analogy between mass, heat and momentum transfers.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

basic knowledge of physical chemistry and mathematics

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

electronic presentation - subject will be assigned by teacher
none - only tutorials


The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with individual transport phenomena, to teach them the derivation of mathematical description of particular systems and the utilization of solutions published in literature.
Practice in derivation of mathematical desctription of transport phenomena in various systems

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

BENNET, C.O., MYERS, J. E. Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer. N. York: Mc. Graw-Hill, Inc., 1974. (CS)
BIRD, R. B., STEWART, W. E., LIGHTFOOT, E. N. Přenosové jevy. Praha: Academia, 1968. (CS)
SEIDEL, H., NEUŽIL, L.,FOŘT, I., VLČEK, J. Úvod do proudění tekutin a sdílení tepla. Praha: Academia, 1975. (CS)
SKELLAND, A. H. P. Non-newtonian Flow and Heat Transfer. New York: John Wiley, Inc., 1967. (CS)
KNUDSEN, J. G., KATZ, D. L. Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer. New York: McGraw-Hill Book , Inc., 1958. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Akred Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DPCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DPCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

  • Programme DKCP_FCH_4 Doctoral

    branch DKCPO_FCH_4 , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer