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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Disordered materials: Microstructure and transport properties - AP111003
Title: Disordered materials: Microstructure and transport properties
Guaranteed by: Department of Organic Technology (111)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)Schedule is not published yet, this information might be misleading.
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Čapek Pavel doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : D111016, P111003
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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The course is focused on the structure of disordered multiphase solids, particularly porous solids and composite materials. Experimental methods of microstructure reconstruction and related mathematical models, and experimental determination of effective (macroscopic) properties are discussed. As an integral part of the course, mathematical models of transport phenomena in porous solids and in composite materials are studied in relation to the mathematical models of their microstructures.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

1. Determine macroscopic and microscopic properties porous solids and composite materials.

2. Know basic problems of microstructure reconstruction and understand basic statistical measures of microstructure.

3. Solve common problems of mass transport in porous solids and composite materials.

Literature -
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R: F. A. L. Dullien. Porous Media: Fluid Transport and Pore Structure.Academic Press, San Diego, second edition, 1992.

R: Salvatore Torquato. Random Heterogeneous Materials: Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002.

R: R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, and Edwin N. Lightfoot. Transport Phenomena. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1960.

A: M. Sahimi, Heterogeneous Materials I: Linear Transport and Optical Properties. Springer, New York, 2003.

A: Rafael C. Gonzalez and Richard E. Woods. Digital Image Processing. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, third edition, 2008.

Learning resources -
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The teacher provides students with PDF copies of lectures.

Syllabus -
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1. Macroscopic and microscopic properties of porous solids and composite materials.

2. Capillary phenomena in porous solids.

3. Single-phase flow in a capillary.

4. Continuum models of single-phase flow in porous solids.

5. Methods of determination of effective parameters of porous solids.

6. Pore network models and transport phenomena.

7. Two-phase flow in porous solids.

8. Statistical description of microstructure: microstructural descriptors.

9. Reconstruction methods for porous solids.

10. Simulation of transport phenomena in three-dimensional replicas of porous solids.

11. Reconstruction methods of composite materials.

12. Simulation of transport phenomena in composite materials and methods of determination of their effective properties.

Entry requirements -
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Chemical engineering II, Physical chemistry II, Mathematics II, basic skills of programming.

Course completion requirements -
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Defence of a written project task and final oral examination.