Introduction to Transport Properties (ITP)

Transport Phenomena refers to the study of the motion and balance of momentum, heat, and mass in engineering problems. These three modes of transport are studied concurrently for several reasons: they have similar molecular origins, they yield similar governing equations/principles, they often occur simultaneously, and they require similar mathematical/conceptual tools.

In this section we define and introduce several conceptual tools necessary for studying transport, and answer several pertinent engineering questions:

What are my options in visualizing/conceptualizing the movement of momentum, heat, mass?

By what underlying mechanisms does this transport take place? [Ch 3.1]

What global understanding of the problem can be acheived through simple reasoning?