Transport Phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids

  • Course level: Beginner
  • Categories C-Science
  • Last Update 24/06/2021


Transport Phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids.

Non-Newtonian fluids are often encountered in our daily life as well as in many industries. Some of the daily-life applications include personal care products such as cosmetics, gels, pastes; foodstuffs such as sandwich spreads, ketchup, chocolate, soups, etc.

Some of the industrial applications include processing of many polymers, paints, and detergents, degassing of polymeric melts and glasses, use of non-Newtonian polymers in enhanced oil recovery, non-Newtonian fluidized beds, wastewater treatment, production of polymeric alloys and ceramics via liquid routes, pharmaceutical products wherein the polymer thickening agents are used to enhance their stability for extended shelf-life, pulp and paper industries, etc.

Because of the aforementioned overwhelming applications, it is required for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to acquire enough academic experience related to the momentum, heat, and mass transfer phenomena associated with non-Newtonian fluids.

Thus, in this course, details of types and mathematical models of non-Newtonian fluids, and their momentum, heat, and mass transport phenomena are discussed along with the corresponding boundary layer flows. Problems would be discussed in the cases of engineering applications where combined momentum and heat transfer, combined momentum and mass transfer, combined mass and heat transfer, combined heat and mass transport along with homogenous and/or heterogeneous reactions are involved simultaneously.

Transport Phenomena INTENDED AUDIENCE: Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

What Will I Learn?

  • Week 1 : Introduction to Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Week 2 : Rheology Measuring Instruments
  • Week 3 : Equations of Change
  • Week 4 : Momentum Transfer of Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Week 5 : Momentum Transfer of Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Week 6 : Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids though Porous Media
  • Week 7 : Heat Transfer Phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Week 8 : Heat Transfer Phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Week 9 : Mass Transfer Phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Week 10 : Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer with Chemical Reactions
  • Week 11 : Mass Transfer Combined with Heat Transfer
  • Week 12 : Boundary Layer Flows of Non-Newtonian Fluids

Topics for this course

36 Lessons

Transport Phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids

Transport Phenomena of Non-Newtonian Fluids [ Intro Video]00:00:00
Lec 1: Introduction and Basic Concepts00:00:00
Lec 2: Classification of Non-Newtonian Fluids00:00:00
Lec 3: Mathematical Models for Non-Newtonian Fluids00:00:00
Lec 4: Capillary Viscometers00:00:00
Lec 5: Capillary Viscometers: Sources of Errors and Correction Methods00:00:00
Lec 6: Rotational Viscometers00:00:00
Lec 7: Equations of Change for Isothermal Systems00:00:00
Lec 8: Equation of Change for Non-Isothermal Systems00:00:00
Lec 9: Time Independent Non-Newtonian Fluids Flow Through Pipes – 100:00:00
Lec 10: Time Independent Non-Newtonian Fluids Flow Through Pipes – 200:00:00
Lec 11 : Transition from Laminar to Turbulent Flow in Pipes for GNF00:00:00
Lec 12: Power-law and Bingham Plastic Fluids Flow Between Two Infinite Parallel Plates00:00:00
Lec 13: Flow of Ellis Model and Bingham Plastic Fluids along Inclined and Vertical Plates00:00:00
Lec 14: Power-law Fluids Flow in Concentric Annulus00:00:00
Lec 15: Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids through Beds of Particles00:00:00
Lec 16: Dispersion in Beds of Particles: Effect of Non-Newtonian Rheology00:00:00
Lec 17: Liquid-Solid Fluidization by Power-law Liquids00:00:00
Lec 18: Free Convection between Two Vertical Plates00:00:00
Lec 19: Viscous Heat Generation in Coaxial Cylinders00:00:00
Lec 20: Viscous Heating in Slit Flow; Temperature Distribution in Tubes00:00:00
Lec 21: Temperature Distribution in Fluids Confined Between Two Cylinders00:00:00
Lec 22: Heat Conduction from Sphere Without and With Reaction; and in Spherical Shell00:00:00
Lec 23: Transpiration Cooling00:00:00
Lec 24: Fick’s Law of Diffusion and Mass Transfer Related Concepts00:00:00
Lec 25: Diffusion through A Stagnant Gas Film; Diffusion into A Falling Liquid Film00:00:00
Lec 26: Diffusion through A Non-Isothermal Spherical Film00:00:00
Lec 27: Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer with Multicomponent Diffusion00:00:00
Lec 28: Diffusion Combined with Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Chemical Reactions00:00:00
Lec 29: Combustion of a Carbon Particle00:00:00
Lec 30: Evaporation of Column of Liquid; Melting of Spherical Crystal00:00:00
Lec 31: Freezing of Salt Water; Effect of Mass Transfer on Heat Transfer Coefficient00:00:00
Lec 32: Evaporation of a Water Droplet00:00:00
Lec 33: Boundary Layer Flows and Derivation of Integral Momentum and Energy Equations00:00:00
Lec 34: Momentum Boundary Layer Thickness for Flow of Power-law Liquids00:00:00
Lec 35: Thermal Boundary Layer Thickness for Flow of Power-law Liquids00:00:00
Transport Phenomena

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer