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Mass, Momentum, And Energy Transfer In Energy Systems


Credit Hours:


Start Date:

August 24, 2020

Learning Objective:

Formulations for analyzing complicated thermal-hydraulic phenomena in energy systems. Derivation of two-phase flow field equations and constitutive relations. Thermal-hydraulic modeling of nuclear reactor systems. Analyses of nuclear reactor safety related phenomena based on conservation principles


  1. Introduction to Nuclear Thermal-hydraulics Systems
  2. Introduction to Vector Calculus Integral Theorems
  3. General Formulation for Thermal Hydraulic Systems
  4. Single Phase Flow Constitutive Relations
  5. Further Consideration on Balance Equations
  6. Summary of Single Phase Flow Formulation
  7. Laminar Flow Problem Examples (Method for Solution)
  8. Turbulent Flow
  9. Single Phase Dimensional Analysis (Scaling)
  10. Control Volume Analysis of Reactor System
  11. One-D Formulation
  12. Introduction to Two-phase Flow (2nd Text Book)
  13. Interfacial Jump Conditions
  14. Separated Flow-Local Formulation and Applications
  15. Concept of Kinematic Waves
  16. Ban???c Parameters in Two-phase Flow
  17. Two-phase flow Formulation
  18. Drag Force in Multiphase Systems
  19. Two-Phase Flow 1-D Formulation
  20. Kinematic Wave Theory
  21. Two-Phase Hydrodynamic Phenomena

Fall 2019 Syllabus

Topics Covered:


Undergraduate Fluid Dynamics
Undergraduate Heat Transfer

Applied / Theory:

30 / 70


No Homework


Midterm Exam 50% Final Exam 50% Exams are closed book and notes.


R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart & E. N. Lightfoot "Transport Phenomena" John Wiley & Sons (second edition)
M. Ishii and T. Hibiki "Thermo-Fluid Dynamics of Two-Phase Flow" Springer (2006) or second edition

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