Transport Phenomena Laboratory

The Transport Phenomena Laboratory has been developed as an undergraduate teaching laboratory. The main focus is to demonstrate the fundamental concepts in heat, mass and momentum transport. Students are encouraged to learn through hands-on experiences. Rankine Cycler is the latest arrival of lab equipment to this laboratory. Through this lab equipment, students are able to understand the fundamentals of steam power generation and become familiar with the associated thermodynamic principles and efficiencies of the Rankine power cycle.


Lab in charge:             Prof. A.D.U.S.Amarasinghe

Technical officers:      Mr. H.P. Mahendra 

                                    Mr. BARD Abeywardana

Lab Attendant:            Mr. Viranga Somarathna 

Equipment list:

  • Flow measurement unit
  • Centrifugal pump demonstration unit
  • Equipment test bench to study the analogy between fluid friction and heat transfer
  • Apparatus for determining heat loss from bare and lagged pipes
  • Computer-controlled gaseous mass transfer and diffusion coefficient unit
  • Computer-controlled liquid mass transfer and diffusion coefficient unit
  • Digital overhead mixer
  • Rankine cycler
  • Adsorption column
  • Refractometer