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Transport Phenomena [Hardcover]

R. Byron Bird , Warren E. Stewart , Edwin N. Lightfoot
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1 Jan 1966 047107392X 978-0471073925
Treats momentum transport (viscous flow), energy transport (heat conduction, convection, and radiation), and mass transport (diffusion). All topics are organized around the "equations of change": the equations of motion, energy, and continuity.

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  • Hardcover: 808 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (1 Jan 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047107392X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471073925
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,347,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Writing science beautifully and simply is an art and is undoubtedly an extremely taxing task. But the authors, BSL, seem to have mastered this and the result is very much seen in this book, Transport Phenomena. The book encourages systematic development and most importantly, clarity of thought. These systematic techniques enable one to solve complex problems with a relative ease without compensating for the rigour involved! Fundamentally explicit, the book renews and stirs interest in modelling chemical engineering systems. A number of examples on momentum, heat and mass transfer have been explained. Combinations of the transport processes have also been dealt with. Difficult mathematical concepts of tensors, bessel functions, error functions etc are superbly explained. I sincerely hope that in further editions of the book, a lot more examples from interfacial transport processes and combined momentum-heat-mass transfer are included.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best book I've used in Chemical Engineering 7 May 1999
By Ethan Creech - Published on Amazon.com
This book progresses quite rapidly through the various topics; usually begining with a one dimentional analysis and then proceding to more general treatment. This more general treatment tends to consist of Tensor analysis which is explained to a working extent in an appendix. However, after these general equations have been derived they are only refefered to by there location out of a comprehensive chart. Furthermore, the student is trained to use intuition in their approach to problem solving.
In general the text is incredibly consistant and well written. The examples and problems grow from a relitively basic level to those that can only be solved with advanced engineering Mathematics. The progression builds on itself in a nice way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A chemical engineering classic 28 Jan 1998
By carsonja@egr.msu.edu - Published on Amazon.com
The most enduring text ever written for students of chemical engineering, BSL's "Transport Phenomena" leads the way with its study of momentum, energy, and mass transport. The structure and writing of the book make it unparalled in its usefulness to both beginning students of transport phenomena, and intermediate/advanced students looking for treatments of convective and turbulent transport, and mass transfer in reacting systems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars World Traveler 7 Oct 2000
By Andrew M. Ward - Published on Amazon.com
This is one of the few MUST HAVE books for Chemical Engineers doing process engineering. When I travel (for work) I always take "Transport Phenomena" (aka BSL), The GPA Databook and "Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers". When all the simple solutions to a problem have been exhausted, I pull out BSL, find an end-chapter problem similar to my own and work from there.
A Practical Tip: The best thing to do with "Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers" is to carefuly remove the binding and put it into a 3-hole notebook (e.g., the GPA databook) and then file all the classic process design articles with the appropriate chapters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE Book To Learn From 25 Mar 2007
By John Graham - Published on Amazon.com
Transport Phenomena colloquially known as BSL is the book to learn transport phenomena from if at the ugrad level. Although the binding might show the age of the book, the text is just as applicable today. And this is the copy to have, it's better than the 2nd edition copy due to the lack of changes that could confuse people going the first time through it.

It will never go out of style, and you'll even look smarter with it sitting on your shelf.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unified and deep visulisation of transport phenomena. 21 Jun 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
The unified visulisation of those phenomena provide to Chemical engineers a very clear idea of the momentum and heat transport, but the basis of the chemical engineers study is the mass transfer and here we found a very good description, else more, Bird, introduce and gide us to solve this kind of problems.
Other very interesting side of this book is the tensorial approach that can be percived in his study.
For a best start in chemical engineering, this book provides what you need and what you wuill need.
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