Dr. Tang taught several key courses at Washington University    

Process Control ChE462 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Bioprocess Engineering ChE453 (2013, 2014)

Fluid Mechanics Transport 1 ChE367 (2013, co-teaching)

Metabolic Engineering ChE596 (2010, 2011, 2012)

International Experience EECE401 (2012 in Brazil, co-teaching)

Advanced Energy Lab EECE439 (2011, co-teaching)


Classes in 2014   

Bioprocess Engineering ChE 453

Classroom: Green Hall L0160 (Classes during March 18~April 1 will be in the computer lab)

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday: 10~11:30 am (Journal club: In each class, one student will have a ten-minute presentation at the beginning of the class)

Yinjie Tang (Instructor) Email: yinjie.tang@seas.wustl.edu Office: Brauer Hall 1025 (Phone:314-935-3441) Office Hours:   11:30–1:30 Tuesday and Thursday TA:  Ray Henson (Computer Lab Instructor)

Homework 1: Text book: 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.4; 2.5; 2.6; 2.8; 2.12; 2.16; 3.1

Homework 2: Text book: 3.2, 3.5, 3.9, 3.17, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4       Due on Feb 6

Homework 3: Text book: 5.6.; 5.7; 5.9; 5.11; 6.1; 6.5; 6.9; 7.2; 7.4  Due on Feb 20   (HW Solutions)

Computer Lab Slides Part A

Computer Lab Slides Part B MATLAB code

Computer Lab Part C (By Ray)

Homework 4: Computer project data  Due on April 22nd.

Homework 5: Textbook: 11.2 and 11.3; 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 13.3, 14.8. Due on April 24th.


Fall, 2013 (I teach two undergraduate classes)

Process Dynamics and Control ChE462

Class Room Rudolph 203; Time: 9am ~ 10am (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Help session:  Green Hall 0159  (7pm – 8pm;  Tuesdays, Sept.10 ~ Nov. 5)

Instructor Office Hours (Brauer  Hall 1025):10:00–11:00 (Mon, Wed and Fri)

TA: Cheryl Immethun; Email: cheryl.immethun@wustl.edu; Office hours:4:30–6:00 pm, Tue and Thur (Brauer Hall 3046)

Useful Links: http://www.wolframalpha.com/   ; http://eqworld.ipmnet.ru/     



Fluid Mechanics (Transport 1, ChE367)

Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-2:30pm (Classroom: Lopata 101); Office Hour (Brauer Hall 1025, 4~5pm, Monday)

Help Session: Brauer Hall 3015, 5:30pm-6:30pm Tuesday; Brauer Hall 3014, 5:30pm-6:30pm Wednesday

 TA: Chris Oxford: Ph(314-935-7970), Email: coxford@wustl.edu; Mike Kuan-Yu Shen: Ph(314-935-7563), Email: kys9466@gmail.com

Class notes:  Part 1Part 2; Part 3

Course Coverage

9-3-2013 and before: Laminar  vs  turbulent flow; Reynolds number: Flow transition criteria; Friction factor: Darcy and Fanning definitions; Pipe roughness parameter; Friction factor charts: Some mathematical representations of the same; Pipe flow pressure drop calculations for a given flow; Pipe flow rate calculations given a pressure drop; Concept of fully developed flow; Relation between wall shear stress and pressure drop for a fully developed flow  

9-5-2013: Newtonain vs non-Newtonain fluids; Bulk modulus; Speed of sound Mach number; Incompressibilty criteria; Surface tension; Contact angle; Level rise in a capillary; Laplace-Young equation; Pressure inside a bubble; Normal vs shear stress; Pressure as a scalar: Pascal’s law Equation of hydrostatics

9-10-13: Archimedus principle; Pressure variation in a column of gas; Pressure variation in a column of liquid; Pressure force on a plane surface; Center or pressure concept; Pressure force on a curved surface

9-12-13: Linear acceleration; Rigid body rotation; Compressible gas pressure with depth; Resultant force on a plane surface

9-17(19)-13: Newton second law; Streamlines in steady flow; Streamwise acceleration Normal acceleration; ;Newton’s law along a streamline; Bernoulli equation; Newton’s law normal to a streamline; Stagnation point and pressure  

9-24-13 : Pressure profile in a tornado; Continuity equation; Pitot tube analysis; Free jet and draining of a tank; Flow meter equation; Sluice gate equation; Use of head balance; Head due to turbine or pump; Head due to friction   

9-26-13 : Modified Bernoulli equation; Sudden expansion; Cavitation; Bernoulli for unsteady flow; Acceleration of a fluid particle: General derivation; Streamline calculation for 2-D steady state flows

10-1-13 : Oscillating manometer; Bernoulli for compressible fluids; Example: Working rate needed for a compressor; Macroscopic momentum balances; Sudden expansion revisited      

10-3-13 : Jet flowing along a vane; Rocket acceleration analysis; Sluice gate momentum balance; Momentum correction factor; Angular momentum balance

10-8-13: Macroscopic balances examples    

10-10-13 : Angular momentum: Examples; Energy equation; Converging-diverging nozzle

10-17-13 (Midterm in class, Open notes)

10-22-13: Velocity field, Eulerian and Lagrangian flow description, streakline/pathline/streamline, Steady flow

10-24-13: Acceleration field and unsteady effects, Concept of streamline coordinates

10-29-13: Reynolds Transport Theorem, Fluid element motion and deformation, Volumetric dilatation, Angular motion and fluid rotation/irrotation, Conservation of mass and continuity equation

10-31-13: Continuity equations for incompressible fluid, Cylindrical coordinate, Stream function/Streamlines,  Conservation of linear Momentum (Euler's Equation of motion), The concept of the Navier-Stokes equation, Bernoulli Equation, Simplification of Navier-Stokes equation.

11-5-13: Velocity potential, Laplace equation, Source-sink pair, Simple solutions for fluids, Assumption of Bernoulli equation

11-12-13 : Model simplification via dimensionless variables, Re number, Froude number

11-14-13: Pipe flow, Laminar and Turbulent flow (By Chris)

11-19-13: Poiseuille's Law, Fully developed flow, Laminar flow pressure drop, Turbulent flow shear stress, Viscous sublayer, Dimensional Analysis of pipe flow

11-21-13: Turbulent velocity profiles (three regions), Turbulent pressure drop, Roughness, Major and minor head loss, Modified Bernoulli equation, Moody chart, Flow rate Measurement (orifice or nozzle meter)

11-26-13/Dec-3-13: Laminar and turbulent flow over immersed bodies; Life and Drag coefficients; Boundary layer definitions, Boundary layer separation, Effect of Re on Drag, 




WUSTL and MSU are working together to improve teaching in systems biology.

Dolan KD, Tang YJ, Liao W “Improvement of Bioengineering Courses through Systems Biology and Bioprocess Modeling”. 121 Annual conference of American Society for Engineering Education. Indiana. 2014. 

http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/32/registration/view_session?session_id=3412   (if the link does not work directly, you can copy and paste it into a new window).


We shared Class Materials with Dr. Wei Liao and Dr. Kirk Dolan from Michigan State University. More MATLAB lectures can be found at the website below: