MEEG 637 - Two-Phase Flow and Particle Technology
(3 credits), Fall 2003
Instructor: Dr. Lian-Ping Wang, Spencer 207, 831-8160
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 3:00pm – 5:00pm or by appointment
Meeting Time and Place: Mon & Wed 9:30AM—10:45AM, Gore 317 (Will check with students.)
Course Description: Introduce basic concepts on the flow of two or more phases with application to research and development for industrial processes. Topics include mass, momentum, heat transfer and mixing in particle-laden flows, slurries, and bubbly flows. Particle separation, dispersion, agglomeration, transport and handling. Particle measurements and characterization.
Text: Multiphase Flows with Droplets and Particles, C.T. Crowe, M. Sommerfeld, and
Y. Tsuji, CRC Press, 1998.
Reference: Lecture notes and handouts.
Course structure: The course will meet with the usual lecture format. Six homework sets will be assigned, graded and returned. During the fifth week, each student will be assigned an article to be reviewed. The student will lead a 30-minute class discussion on the material and will provide the instructor with a written review. During the 10th week a numerical project will be assigned which will be due at the end of the course. The results will be presented to the class during the final week as well as in a final written report submitted to the instructor. A midterm exam will be given. There will be no final exam.
Grading: Homework problems 30%
Midterm exam 30%
Article review 10%
Computer project 30%
Topics to be covered:
- Multiphase, multicomponent flows
- Steam-water flows
- Slurries, rheological models
- Dispersed phase flows,
- Mass transfer processes
- Momentum transfer processes
- Heat transfer, combustion
- Averaging equations. Continuity
- Equation for clouds
- Momentum and energy equations
- Numerical models
- Experimental methods
- Industrial applications
- Particle Technology