Contemporary chemical process engineers face complex design and research problems. Temperature-dependent physical properties and non-Newtonian flow behaviour of substances in a process cannot be predicted by numerical analysis. Scaling-up equipment for processing can often only be achieved with partial similarity methods. This textbook introduces dimensional analysis, and theory of similarity and scale-up to 2nd- and 3rd-year undergraduate chemical engineering students. It also provides process engineers with tools for solving design problems which may be too complex for numerical design. with partial similarity methods.
Contents: Dimensional Analysis.- Description of a Physical Process with a full Set of Dimensionless Numbers.- Similarity and Scale-up.- Treatment of Variable Physical Properties by Dimensional Analysis.- Examples of Practical Application: Examples from the Field of Mechanical Unit Operations.- Examples from the Field of Thermal Unit Operations.- Exam- ples from the Field of Chemical Reaction Engineering.- Important, Named Dimensionless Numbers.- References.- Index.
Number Of Pages: 178
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.28