Transport Phenomena Fundamentals, Fourth Edition: 4th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Transport Phenomena Fundamentals, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

By Joel L. Plawsky

CRC Press

800 pages | 510 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781138080560
pub: 2019-12-04
SAVE ~$31.99
Available for pre-order

FREE Standard Shipping!


The Fourth edition of Transport Phenomena Fundamentals continues with its streamlined approach to the subject of transport phenomena, based on a unified treatment of heat, mass, and momentum transport using a balance equation approach. The new edition includes more worked examples within each chapter and adds confidence building problems at the end of each chapter. Some solutions will be included in an appendix for students to check their comprehension of key concepts. A companion website will include author videos and COMSOL®, Maple®, and MATLAB® exercises. This edition also incorporates a wider range of problems to expand the utility of the text beyond chemical engineering.

Table of Contents

Transport Fundamentals and 1-D Systems.Introductory Concepts.Flows, Gradients, and Transport Properties.Transport Properties of Materials. 1-D, Steady-State, Diffusive Transport.Generation.Accumulation.Conservative Transport and Waves.Transport Enhancement Using Extended Surfaces.Multidimensional, Convective, and Radiative Transport.Convective Transport: Microscopic Balances.Macroscopic or Engineering Balances.Convective Transport on a Flat Plate (Laminar Boundary Layers).Convective Transport: Systems with Curvature.Turbulent Boundary Layers.Radiative Transport.Vector Mathematics.Mathematical Functions.First Eigenvalue for 1-D Transient Conduction with External Convection.Exact Solution to the Boundary Layer Equations.Blackbody Emission Functions. Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Materials.Comsol® Modules

About the Author

Joel L. Plawsky received his BS in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and his MSCEP and ScD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduation, Joel worked for Corning Inc. in its research division before returning to academia at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is currently a professor of chemical engineering in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Joel was a NASA Faculty Fellow in 1999 and 2000.

About the Series

Chemical Industries

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Physics