Transport Phenomena in Newtonian Fluids - A Concise Primer

  • Per Olsson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Continuum Mechanics book sub series (BRIEFSCONTINU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Per Olsson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Per Olsson
    Pages 11-56
  4. Per Olsson
    Pages 57-76
  5. Per Olsson
    Pages 77-91
  6. Per Olsson
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 93-94

About this book


This short primer provides a concise and tutorial-style introduction to transport phenomena in Newtonian fluids , in particular the transport of mass, energy and momentum.
The reader will find detailed derivations of the transport equations for these phenomena, as well as selected analytical solutions to the transport equations in some simple geometries. After a brief introduction to the basic mathematics used in the text, Chapter 2, which deals with momentum transport, presents a derivation of the Navier-Stokes-Duhem equation describing the basic flow in a Newtonian fluid.  Also provided at this stage are the derivations of the Bernoulli equation, the pressure equation and the wave equation for sound waves. The boundary layer, turbulent flow and flow separation are briefly reviewed.
Chapter 3, which addresses energy transport caused by thermal conduction and convection, examines a derivation of the heat transport equation.  Finally, Chapter 4, which focuses on mass transport caused by diffusion and convection, discusses a derivation of the mass transport equation.


Heat and Mass Transfer in Fluids Navier-Stokes-Duhem Equation Newtonian Fluids Primer

Authors and affiliations

  • Per Olsson
    • 1
  1. 1.GöteborgSweden

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