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  Courses 

 (Special Topics (Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics) (Rheology(FALL_2017)

Aims:

An introduction to Rheological behavior (material response to an imposed shear stress or shear strain field) of complex fluids: measurements and modeling

Syllabus:

  • FundamentalsRheology, A historical background, Newtonian Fluid, Hookean Solid, Non-Newtonian Fluid, General classification of non-Newtonian behavior, Some Examples of non-Newtonian behavior, An introduction to viscoelasticity:: Stress relaxation, Creep and recovery
  • A brief review of continuum mechanics (1) :: Tensor Notation, Stress, Strain, Configuration and displacement, Velocity Gradient tensor, Rate of Deformation Tensor, Shear rate
  • Governing Equations of fluid flow:: Continuity equation, Cauchys Flow Equation, Navier-Stokes Equations,Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates, Constitutive equations
  • Material Functions, Viscosity and standard flows in Rheolog:: Viscosity, First and second normal stress difference, Simple shear flow, Shear free flows, Steady and Transient Material Functions
  • Viscometry:: Cone and plate viscometer, Parallel plate viscometer, Capillary viscometer, Rotational Couette viscometer
  • Generalized Newtonian Fluids (GNF) :: Definition, Shear thinning, Shear Thickening, Apparant viscosity and viscosity function, Power-law fluid, Carrue-Yasuda fluid, Cross fluid, Gravitational flow of power-law fluid, Non-isohermal flow of GNF fluids
  • Viscoplasticity:: Yield phenomenon in fluids, Measuring Yield stress, Bingham model, Casson model, HB model, Flow in circular pipes, Transition to turbulent, Turbulent pipe flow of time independent fluids, Regularization concept, Variational methods
  • Linear Viscoelasticity (1) :: Fading memory and elastic behavior, Relaxation time and Deborah number, Stress relaxation, Creep and recovery, LASOS
  • Linear Viscoelasticity (2) :: Mechanical models, Spring and dash-pot element, Maxwell Fluid, Jeffereys fluid, Generalized Maxwell Model and its material functions, Integral models, Generalized Viscoelastic model, Memory function,Relaxation function
  • Non linear viscoelasticity :: Limitations of linear viscoelastic models, Frame invarince and objectivity, Infinity small strain tensor, Finite strain tensor, Polar decomposition, Finger and Cauchy strain tensor
  • Non-linear Viscoelasticity (2):: Cauchy and finger strain tensors in solid body rotation, Finite strain tensor in simple shear and shear free flows, Lodge integral model and its behavior in shear and elongation
  • Non linear Viscoelasticity (3) :: Convected Derivates, UCM fluid and its behavior in standard flows, LCM fluid, Oldroyd A and B fluid and their behavior in simple shear flows,Corotational models, Second order fluids
  • Non linear Viscoelasticity (4) :: Advanced modeling, Oldroyds 8 contant model and its material functions, Giesekus and PTT fluids, Viscoelastic flows
  • Thixotropy (1) :: Time dependent behavior, Thixtropic fluids and their characteristics, Thixtropic behavior in simple flows
  • Thixotropy (2) :: Structural modeling of Thixotropic fluids, Moore and Houska models, Thixotropic flows in Circular pipes

Text Book:

  • F. Igrens, “Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids”, Springer (2014)
  • F. A. Marrison, “Understanding Rheology”, Oxford University Press (2001)
  • R. B. Bird, R. C. Armstrong, O. Hassanger, “Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids”, Wiley and Sons (1987)
  • C. W. Macosko, “Rheology: Principles, Measurement and Applications”, VCH Publisher (1992)


 Advanced Numerical Methods(FALL_2017)

Aims:

Numerical Methods for Engineers

Syllabus:

  • IntroductionNumerical methods and the art of problem solving in engineering, Programming and Software, Truncation error and Taylor series, Round of Error
  • InterpolationLagrange Polynomial Interpolation, Cubic Spline Interpolation, Curve Fitting and Regression
  • Numerical DifferentiationFinite Differencing Formulas and Taylor series, Pade Approximation, non-Uniform Grids
  • Numerical IntegrationTrapezoidal and Simpson’s Rules, Romberg Integration and Adaptive Quadrature, Gauss Quadrature, Improper and Multiple Integrals
  • Numerical Solution of ODEsInitial Value Problems and Euler methods, Numerical Stability, Runge–Kutta Methods, Stiffness and Multi-Step Methods, System of ODEs, Boundary Value Problems
  • Root FindingBisection method, False-position method, Newton-Raphson method, Polynomial root finding
  • Numerical Solution of PDEsClassification of Second Order PDEs, Elliptic PDEs: Discretization and Iterative methods, Parabolic PDEs: Implicit vs. Explicit, Stability Analysis
  • Special FunctionsGamma and Beta Functions, Bessel Functions

Text Book:

  • P. Moin, “Fundamentals of Engineering Numerical Analysis”, Cambridge (2010)
  • S. C. Chapra, R. P. Canale, “Numerical Methods for Engineers”, McGraw-Hill (2010)
  • W. H. Press et al, “Numerical Recipes in C”, Cambridge University Press (1992)
  • R. W. Hornbeck, “Numerical Methods”, Prentice -Hall (1975)


 Fluid Mechanics Lab.(FALL_2017)

Aims:

ٍExamination of Fluid Mechanics Basic Principals

Syllabus:

  • Centrifugal Pumps and its characteristic curves
  • Drag force measurement for a free falling sphere
  • The impact of a free jet on a flat surface
  • Pressure Drop in Circular pipes
  • Venturi flow meter
  • weir flow measurement

Text Book:

  • Fluid Mechanics Lab


 Fluid Mechanics Lab.(FALL_2017)

Aims:

ٍExamination of Fluid Mechanics Basic Principals

Syllabus:

  • Centrifugal Pumps and its characteristic curves
  • Drag force measurement for a free falling sphere
  • The impact of a free jet on a flat surface
  • Pressure Drop in Circular pipes
  • Venturi flow meter
  • weir flow measurement

Text Book:

  • Fluid Mechanics Lab


 Thermodynamics (I)(FALL_2017)

Aims:

Energy and Exergy Analysis of industrial processes and equipments

Syllabus:

  • :IntroductionSystem, Control Mass and Control Volume, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, Process, Cycle, Temperature Scale
  • Pure SubstancePhase Change and Phase Diagrams, Saturation and Mass fraction, Thermodynamics Tables
  • Equation of StateIdeal Gas and Real Gas, Compresibility Factor
  • Heat and Work
  • First Law of Thermodynamic: Energy Equation for Control mass, Internal Energy, Enthalpy, Specific Heats, SSSF and USUF Processes, Flow Devices
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics: Kelvin-Planck Statement,Clausius Statement, Carnot Cycle, Revesibility
  • Entropy: Clausius Inequality, Entropy Change in a Reversible Process, Second Law for Control Volume, Isentropic Efficiency
  • :Exregy and AvailabilityIdeal Process, Reversible Work, Entropy Generation, Second Law Efficiency, Exergy Analysis

Text Book:

  • C. Borgnakke, R. E. Sonntag, “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics”, WILEY (2008) 7th edition
  • M. J. Moran, H. N. Shapiro, “Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics”, WILEY (2006) 5th edition
  • Y. A. Cengel, M. A. Boles, “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach”, McGraw Hill (2002) 4th edition


 Fluid Mechanics Lab.(SPRING_2017)

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     Fluid Mechanics Lab.(SPRING_2017)

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       Heat Transfer (I)(SPRING_2017)

      Aims:

      َAn introductory course on energy transfer via temperature gradient

      Syllabus:

      • Fundamentals :: Heat transfer and its modes (conduction, convection and radiation) , Energy balance equation
      • An introduction to heat conduction:: Fourier law, Heat diffusion Equation in various coordinate systems, Initial and boundary conditions
      • 1D Steady condition :: Simple wall, The concept of Thermal resistance, Complex walls, Contact resistance, 1D annular body with varying cross section
      • 1D Steady convection:: Radial systems, Critical Radius, Heat conduction in presence of heat generation, Extended surfaces and fins
      • 2D steady conduction:: Separation of variable and Fourier analysis, Conduction shape factor
      • 2D steady conduction:: Numerical methods in conduction, Finite differences, Energy balance method
      • Transient conduction :: Lumped Capacitance method, Biot number, 1D exact solutions and their corresponding graphs
      • Transient conduction :: Semi infinite bodies, Numerical methods
      • Introduction to Convection :: Velocity and temperature boundary layers, convection heat transfer coefficient, Transition to turbulence in boundary layers
      • Introduction to convection :: Boundary layer equations, Energy equation for fluids, Momentum and Heat transfer Analogy
      • Introduction to convection :: Non dimensional numbers in convection, Similarity solutions, Blasius flow
      • External flows:: Flat plate, Flow over cylinder and sphere, Tube banks
      • Internal flows :: Fully developed flow, Entry length, Average temperature, Newtons cooling law for internal flows
      • Internal flows:: Constant temperature and constant flux exact solution for circular pipes, Correlations for convection in internal flows
      • Heat Exchangers :: LMTD, e-NTU

      Text Book:

      • T. L. Bergman, A. S. Lavine, F. P. Incropera, D. P. Dewitt, “Introduction to Heat Transfer”, John Wiley and Sons (2011)6th edition
      • Y. A. Cengel,“Heat Transfer: A Practical Approach”, Mc-Graw Hill (2002) 2ed edition
      • J. P. Holman, “Heat Transfer”, Mc-Graw Hill (2009) 10th edition


       Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics(SPRING_2017)

      Aims:

      An Introduction To Numerical Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat transfer

      Syllabus:

      • Part 1. Introductory Remarks
      • Part 2. Classification of Second Order PDEs
      • Part 3. Finite Difference Method
      • Part 4. Finite Difference for Elliptic PDEs
      • Part 5. Finite Difference For Parabolic PDEs
      • Part 6. Finite Volume
      • Part 7. SIMPLE Method
      • Part 8. Working With FLUENT Commercial Software

      Text Book:

      • K. A. Hoffmann, S. T. Chiang, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Educational System, 2000
      • C. Hirsch, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows, Elsevier, 2007
      • H. K. Versteeg, W. Malalasekera, An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, Pearson, 2007


       Two Phase Gas-Solid Flow(SPRING_2017)

      Aims:

      An introduction to Multiphase Flows an their numerical modeling

      Syllabus:

      • Introduction:: Multiphase Flow, Classification of Multiphase flows, Flow Regimes and Flow pattern maps, volume fraction, mass velocity, superficial velocity, non-dimensional numbers.
      • Local Instantaneous Governing Equations:: Conservation laws and jump conditions at phase interfaces
      • Averaging of Governing Equations:: Different averaging methods, Volume averaging , the mathematical operation on averaged fields, Volume average Governing Equations,
      • Mixture Model:: Application and restrictions,One-Fluid formulation, Mixture Properties, Drift velocity and drag force, slurry and nanofluid models, Mixture model in FLUENT
      • Eluerian method:: Two-fluid model, Phase interaction, Drag, Lift, Virtual mass, Wall lubrication, Surface tension, Turbulent dispersion,Interfacial Area Reconstruction, Two fluid model in FLUENT
      • VOF :: Volume fraction equation, Doner-Accepter method, CICSAM Method, Graphical method, Free surface flows, VOF in FLUENT

      Text Book:

      • Computational Techniques for Multiphase Flows, by G.H. Yeoh and J. Tu
      • Multiphase flow handbook, Editor: C.T. Crow
      • Convective boiling and condensation by J. Collier and J. Thome
      • Thermo-Fluid Dynamics of two-phase flows by M.Ishii and T, Hibiki


       (Special Topics (Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics) (Rheology(FALL_2016)

      Aims:

      An introduction to Rheological behavior (material response to an imposed shear stress or shear strain field) of complex fluids: measurements and modeling

      Syllabus:

      • FundamentalsRheology, A historical background, Newtonian Fluid, Hookean Solid, Non-Newtonian Fluid, General classification of non-Newtonian behavior, Some Examples of non-Newtonian behavior, An introduction to viscoelasticity:: Stress relaxation, Creep and recovery
      • A brief review of continuum mechanics (1) :: Tensor Notation, Stress, Strain, Configuration and displacement, Velocity Gradient tensor, Rate of Deformation Tensor, Shear rate
      • Governing Equations of fluid flow:: Continuity equation, Cauchys Flow Equation, Navier-Stokes Equations,Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates, Constitutive equations
      • Material Functions, Viscosity and standard flows in Rheolog:: Viscosity, First and second normal stress difference, Simple shear flow, Shear free flows, Steady and Transient Material Functions
      • Viscometry:: Cone and plate viscometer, Parallel plate viscometer, Capillary viscometer, Rotational Couette viscometer
      • Generalized Newtonian Fluids (GNF) :: Definition, Shear thinning, Shear Thickening, Apparant viscosity and viscosity function, Power-law fluid, Carrue-Yasuda fluid, Cross fluid, Gravitational flow of power-law fluid, Non-isohermal flow of GNF fluids
      • Viscoplasticity:: Yield phenomenon in fluids, Measuring Yield stress, Bingham model, Casson model, HB model, Flow in circular pipes, Transition to turbulent, Turbulent pipe flow of time independent fluids, Regularization concept, Variational methods
      • Linear Viscoelasticity (1) :: Fading memory and elastic behavior, Relaxation time and Deborah number, Stress relaxation, Creep and recovery, LASOS
      • Linear Viscoelasticity (2) :: Mechanical models, Spring and dash-pot element, Maxwell Fluid, Jeffereys fluid, Generalized Maxwell Model and its material functions, Integral models, Generalized Viscoelastic model, Memory function,Relaxation function
      • Non linear viscoelasticity :: Limitations of linear viscoelastic models, Frame invarince and objectivity, Infinity small strain tensor, Finite strain tensor, Polar decomposition, Finger and Cauchy strain tensor
      • Non-linear Viscoelasticity (2):: Cauchy and finger strain tensors in solid body rotation, Finite strain tensor in simple shear and shear free flows, Lodge integral model and its behavior in shear and elongation
      • Non linear Viscoelasticity (3) :: Convected Derivates, UCM fluid and its behavior in standard flows, LCM fluid, Oldroyd A and B fluid and their behavior in simple shear flows,Corotational models, Second order fluids
      • Non linear Viscoelasticity (4) :: Advanced modeling, Oldroyds 8 contant model and its material functions, Giesekus and PTT fluids, Viscoelastic flows
      • Thixotropy (1) :: Time dependent behavior, Thixtropic fluids and their characteristics, Thixtropic behavior in simple flows
      • Thixotropy (2) :: Structural modeling of Thixotropic fluids, Moore and Houska models, Thixotropic flows in Circular pipes

      Text Book:

      • F. Igrens, “Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids”, Springer (2014)
      • F. A. Marrison, “Understanding Rheology”, Oxford University Press (2001)
      • R. B. Bird, R. C. Armstrong, O. Hassanger, “Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids”, Wiley and Sons (1987)
      • C. W. Macosko, “Rheology: Principles, Measurement and Applications”, VCH Publisher (1992)


       Fluid Mechanics Lab.(FALL_2016)

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         Fluid Mechanics Lab.(FALL_2016)

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           Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics(FALL_2016)

          Aims:

          An Introduction To Numerical Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat transfer

          Syllabus:

          • Part 1. Introductory Remarks
          • Part 2. Classification of Second Order PDEs
          • Part 3. Finite Difference Method
          • Part 4. Finite Difference for Elliptic PDEs
          • Part 5. Finite Difference For Parabolic PDEs
          • Part 6. Finite Volume
          • Part 7. SIMPLE Method
          • Part 8. Working With FLUENT Commercial Software

          Text Book:

          • K. A. Hoffmann, S. T. Chiang, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Educational System, 2000
          • C. Hirsch, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows, Elsevier, 2007
          • H. K. Versteeg, W. Malalasekera, An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method, Pearson, 2007


           Thermodynamics (I)(FALL_2016)

          Aims:

          Energy and Exergy Analysis of industrial processes and equipments

          Syllabus:

          • :IntroductionSystem, Control Mass and Control Volume, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, Process, Cycle, Temperature Scale
          • Pure SubstancePhase Change and Phase Diagrams, Saturation and Mass fraction, Thermodynamics Tables
          • Equation of StateIdeal Gas and Real Gas, Compresibility Factor
          • Heat and Work
          • First Law of Thermodynamic: Energy Equation for Control mass, Internal Energy, Enthalpy, Specific Heats, SSSF and USUF Processes, Flow Devices
          • Second Law of Thermodynamics: Kelvin-Planck Statement,Clausius Statement, Carnot Cycle, Revesibility
          • Entropy: Clausius Inequality, Entropy Change in a Reversible Process, Second Law for Control Volume, Isentropic Efficiency
          • :Exregy and AvailabilityIdeal Process, Reversible Work, Entropy Generation, Second Law Efficiency, Exergy Analysis

          Text Book:

          • C. Borgnakke, R. E. Sonntag, “Fundamentals of Thermodynamics”, WILEY (2008) 7th edition
          • M. J. Moran, H. N. Shapiro, “Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics”, WILEY (2006) 5th edition
          • Y. A. Cengel, M. A. Boles, “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach”, McGraw Hill (2002) 4th edition


           (Special Topics (Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics) (Rheology(SPRING_2016)

          Aims:

          An introduction to Rheological behavior (material response to an imposed shear stress or shear strain field) of complex fluids: measurements and modeling

          Syllabus:

          • FundamentalsRheology, A historical background, Newtonian Fluid, Hookean Solid, Non-Newtonian Fluid, General classification of non-Newtonian behavior, Some Examples of non-Newtonian behavior, An introduction to viscoelasticity:: Stress relaxation, Creep and recovery
          • A brief review of continuum mechanics (1) :: Tensor Notation, Stress, Strain, Configuration and displacement, Velocity Gradient tensor, Rate of Deformation Tensor, Shear rate
          • Governing Equations of fluid flow:: Continuity equation, Cauchys Flow Equation, Navier-Stokes Equations,Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates, Constitutive equations
          • Material Functions, Viscosity and standard flows in Rheolog:: Viscosity, First and second normal stress difference, Simple shear flow, Shear free flows, Steady and Transient Material Functions
          • Viscometry:: Cone and plate viscometer, Parallel plate viscometer, Capillary viscometer, Rotational Couette viscometer
          • Generalized Newtonian Fluids (GNF) :: Definition, Shear thinning, Shear Thickening, Apparant viscosity and viscosity function, Power-law fluid, Carrue-Yasuda fluid, Cross fluid, Gravitational flow of power-law fluid, Non-isohermal flow of GNF fluids
          • Viscoplasticity:: Yield phenomenon in fluids, Measuring Yield stress, Bingham model, Casson model, HB model, Flow in circular pipes, Transition to turbulent, Turbulent pipe flow of time independent fluids, Regularization concept, Variational methods
          • Linear Viscoelasticity (1) :: Fading memory and elastic behavior, Relaxation time and Deborah number, Stress relaxation, Creep and recovery, LASOS
          • Linear Viscoelasticity (2) :: Mechanical models, Spring and dash-pot element, Maxwell Fluid, Jeffereys fluid, Generalized Maxwell Model and its material functions, Integral models, Generalized Viscoelastic model, Memory function,Relaxation function
          • Non linear viscoelasticity :: Limitations of linear viscoelastic models, Frame invarince and objectivity, Infinity small strain tensor, Finite strain tensor, Polar decomposition, Finger and Cauchy strain tensor
          • Non-linear Viscoelasticity (2):: Cauchy and finger strain tensors in solid body rotation, Finite strain tensor in simple shear and shear free flows, Lodge integral model and its behavior in shear and elongation
          • Non linear Viscoelasticity (3) :: Convected Derivates, UCM fluid and its behavior in standard flows, LCM fluid, Oldroyd A and B fluid and their behavior in simple shear flows,Corotational models, Second order fluids
          • Non linear Viscoelasticity (4) :: Advanced modeling, Oldroyds 8 contant model and its material functions, Giesekus and PTT fluids, Viscoelastic flows
          • Thixotropy (1) :: Time dependent behavior, Thixtropic fluids and their characteristics, Thixtropic behavior in simple flows
          • Thixotropy (2) :: Structural modeling of Thixotropic fluids, Moore and Houska models, Thixotropic flows in Circular pipes

          Text Book:

          • F. Igrens, “Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids”, Springer (2014)
          • F. A. Marrison, “Understanding Rheology”, Oxford University Press (2001)
          • R. B. Bird, R. C. Armstrong, O. Hassanger, “Dynamics of Polymeric Liquids”, Wiley and Sons (1987)
          • C. W. Macosko, “Rheology: Principles, Measurement and Applications”, VCH Publisher (1992)


           Gas Distribution Network(SPRING_2016)

          Aims:

          Gas Distribution Network

          Syllabus:

          • L1
          • L2
          • L3
          • L4
          • L5
          • L6

          Text Book:

          • [1] X. Wang, “Advanced Natural Gas Engineering”, Gulf Publishing Company (2009)
          • [2] C. U. Ikoku, “Natural Gas Production Engineering”, Gulf Publishing Company (1992)
          • N3


           Heat Transfer (I)(SPRING_2016)

          Aims:

          َAn introductory course on energy transfer via temperature gradient

          Syllabus:

          • Fundamentals :: Heat transfer and its modes (conduction, convection and radiation) , Energy balance equation
          • An introduction to heat conduction:: Fourier law, Heat diffusion Equation in various coordinate systems, Initial and boundary conditions
          • 1D Steady condition :: Simple wall, The concept of Thermal resistance, Complex walls, Contact resistance, 1D annular body with varying cross section
          • 1D Steady convection:: Radial systems, Critical Radius, Heat conduction in presence of heat generation, Extended surfaces and fins
          • 2D steady conduction:: Separation of variable and Fourier analysis, Conduction shape factor
          • 2D steady conduction:: Numerical methods in conduction, Finite differences, Energy balance method
          • Transient conduction :: Lumped Capacitance method, Biot number, 1D exact solutions and their corresponding graphs
          • Transient conduction :: Semi infinite bodies, Numerical methods
          • Introduction to Convection :: Velocity and temperature boundary layers, convection heat transfer coefficient, Transition to turbulence in boundary layers
          • Introduction to convection :: Boundary layer equations, Energy equation for fluids, Momentum and Heat transfer Analogy
          • Introduction to convection :: Non dimensional numbers in convection, Similarity solutions, Blasius flow
          • External flows:: Flat plate, Flow over cylinder and sphere, Tube banks
          • Internal flows :: Fully developed flow, Entry length, Average temperature, Newtons cooling law for internal flows
          • Internal flows:: Constant temperature and constant flux exact solution for circular pipes, Correlations for convection in internal flows
          • Heat Exchangers :: LMTD, e-NTU

          Text Book:

          • T. L. Bergman, A. S. Lavine, F. P. Incropera, D. P. Dewitt, “Introduction to Heat Transfer”, John Wiley and Sons (2011)6th edition
          • Y. A. Cengel,“Heat Transfer: A Practical Approach”, Mc-Graw Hill (2002) 2ed edition
          • J. P. Holman, “Heat Transfer”, Mc-Graw Hill (2009) 10th edition


           
           
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