Transfer Phenomena


Environmental and Biological Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - NI n.º1417|EAB|ESTT|2011

5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP


Prior knowledge of differential and Integral Calculus.

Students should be able to: interpret the behaviour of thermal systems and solve practical problems; calculate heat transfer area of heat transfer equipment; understand fundamental mass transfer concepts, namely those required for the design of equipments.

Fourier?s law of heat conduction. Steady-state heat conduction. Thermal insulation, fins.
Unsteady state heat conduction. Interphase transport, heat transfer coefficients. Radiation heat
transfer. Heat exchangers. Mass transport mechanisms. Fick?s law, diffusivity. Steady-state molecular diffusion. Unsteady state diffusion molecular diffusion. Interphase mass transport, mass transfer rates.

Evaluation Methodology
Preparation of a project work and a final written test.

- Bird, Stewart, Lightfoot., R. (2002). Transport Phenomena. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Welty, Wicks, Wilson, Rorrer., J. (2008). Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Mateus, D. (2009). Fundamentos de Transferência de calor. Tomar: IPT
- Mateus, D. (0). Sebentas de Transferência de Massa. Acedido em 2 de fevereiro de 2012 em

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials.

Software used in class