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Theoretical Physics II (Kinetic Processes in Materials)

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D02TF2 ZK 2P Czech
Garant předmětu:
Pavel Demo
Lecturer:
Pavel Demo
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Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Transport of mass and energy.

Particles diffusion in fluids and solid states. Statistical and phenomenological description. Fick law, diffusion equation, analytical solutions. Diffusion in small systems.

Heat transfer. Fourier law, heat conduction equation, analytical solutions. Heat conduction in small systems.

Modern theory of phase transitions. Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation. Nucleation rate. Nucleation of water molecules in atmosphere-condensation. Formation of solid clusters in metastable liquids. Modeling of a very first stage of hydratation processes.

Requirements:

Physical/mathematical skills at the level of bachelor/magister programs.

Syllabus of lectures:

Linear nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Generalized forces and fluxes. Heat and mass transport. Fick's law. Diffusion equation and itd solutions. Molecular approach to diffusion. Fourier's law. Heat equation and its solutions. First order phase transformations: condensation, solididfication. Nucleation theory. Dendritic and lamellar growth. Stability of solidification front. Nanotechnologies.

Syllabus of tutorials:

See above.

Study Objective:

Understanding of transport and kinetic processes in materials applied in civil engineering. Heat and mass transport. Phase transformations.

Study materials:

1) CRANK J. The Mathematics of Diffusion. Oxford University Press, 2004.

2) WANG L. Heat Conduction. Springer Verlag, 2008.

3) Selected articles from scientific journals.

4) MARIKANI A. Materials Science. PHI Learning, 2017..

5) KASHCHIEV D. Nucleation. Buttlerworth-Heinemann, 2000.

6) CUSSLER E.L. Diffusion. Mass Transfer in Fluid Systems. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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