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ERIC Number: EJ829451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Teaching Transport Phenomena around a Cup of Coffee
Condoret, Jean Stephane
Chemical Engineering Education, v41 n2 p137-143 Spr 2007
The very common situation of waiting for the cooling of a cup of coffee is addressed through a conventional engineering approach, where several important concepts of heat and mass transfer are used. A numerical and analytical solution of the differential equations of the problem are proposed, and assessed by comparing to simple experiments. Numerical resolution was done using the Mathcad[R] software. Results predicted by the model, which contains no adjustable constants, agree very well with experiment. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A