University of Calgary

ENCH 401 - Partial Differential Equations in Transport Processes - Fall 2022

Partial differential equations in different co-ordinate systems. Approximate and exact methods of solving equations. Similarity transform, Separation of variables. Laplace transform. Fourier series and Sturm-Liouville systems. Analysis and solution of steady state and transient diffusion problems including Fourier, Darcy and Fick's law analogies. Application to energy transfer in solids and pressure propagation in reservoirs.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1)


  • Chemical Engineering 331 and Mathematics 375.


  • Chemical Engineering 403.


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