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270114 VO Estimation of physical-chemical properties (2017S)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie

Vorbesprechung am 2.3.2017 um 14h


Language: English

Examination dates



Suggested time slot for the lecture: Thursday, 14:15 - 16:45 (open for discussion)
First meeting: Thursday, 09.03.2017, 14:15
Place: HS 3


Aims, contents and method of the course

Part 1: Fluid Properties
The availability of reliable data on material properties is essential in chemical engineering and for industrial process layout. This lecture presents an overview of modern methods for the estimation of several physical-chemical properties in fluids. Pure substances as well as mixtures will be explored. Such estimations methods which are saving costs and allow for quick results compared to detailed measurements are heavily used in chemical engineering and process technology all over the world.

The following topics will be tackled:
Critical and other properties of pure substances
PVT properties of pure substances
PVT properties of mixtures
Selected thermodynamic properties
Properties of ideal gases
Vapour pressure and vaporisation enthalpy
Transport properties

Goal 1:
Teaching of application oriented methods for physical-chemical fluid property estimations

Part 2: Dynamics in Fluids and Solids
Fluids typically form non-linear systems. Many material developments are based on non-linear properties and many processes require non-linear dynamics. Already the production of a white coffee (coffee with milk) requires turbulence, a non-linear process, to be finished before the coffee gets cold. The lecture will offer an excursion into some basic non-linear processes in fluids, and polymers and connect macroscopic observation with molecular processes.
- viscosity and turbulence in fluids
- viscoelastic behaviour
- relaxation and cooperative processes
- glass transition

Lectures, problems

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A positive rate requires a solid basic knowledge of both lecture parts.

Examination topics

Topics presented in lecture.

Reading list

will be presented in the lecture and announced in moodle

Association in the course directory

MC-3, PC-5, D.4

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:41