Course detail

Transfer Phenomena in Materials Science

FCH-MCO_PJMAcad. year: 2020/2021

Transfer phenomena, fundamental concept, continuous medium, balance of mass, differential forms, intensive/extensive quantities, vector differential operations. Extensive quantities depend on volume or mass, quantities depend on area, flow of extensive quantity, substance balance. Transfer of momentum, Navier-Stokes equation, viscosity, newton and nonnewton fluids. Transfer of heat (energy) stationary and non stationary conduction, convection radiation. Stationary and non stationary transfer of mass, diffusion coefficient. Molecular theory of kinetics, theory of activated complex, stochastic theory, diffusion in crystals. Nucleation and crystal growth. Evaluation of kinetics and mechanisms of processes in solid phases. Sintering. Melt crystallization, Modification transition. Thermal decomposition of solid compounds. Reaction of solid mater with liquids. Reaction of solid mater with gases. Reaction of two solid phases.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Architecture of chemical and physical processes, influence of transport of momentum, energy and mass on processes rates enables creation of reflexe concerning optimozation of conditions for materials processing with required properties.


Basic knowledge from physics, mathematics, chemistry a silicate technology


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bird B. R., Steward W. E., Lightfoot E. N.: Přenosové jevy. Sdílení hybnosti, energie a hmoty. Academia, Praha 1968. (CS)
Míka V.: Základy chemického inženýrství. SNTL, Praha, 1977. (CS)
Šatava V. : Fyzikální chemie silikátů II. VŠCHT Praha, Praha 1987. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral examination (15-20 min, without written preparation).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Stationary and non stationary proceses
Definition of continuum
Transport of momentum, viscosity
Transport of energy
Transport of mass
Reaction of solid phases with liquid and gas
Reaction among soli phases
Nucleation and crystal growth
Evaluation of kinetics of heterogeneous processes
Thermal decomposition of solid phases
Processes of glass formation


Lectures introduces the students in area of role of transport of momentum, energy and mass in kinetics of synthesis and decomposition of materials phases, design and construction of technological plants.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer