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This is a key course in chemical engineering covering fluid mechanics and industrial applications, particle technology and heat transfer. These topics provide the knowledge and tools which enable the design and analysis of many chemical engineering processes.
The course includes the following topics: Fluid Mechanics (S. Pang, 20L) • Momentum conservation and Navier-Stokes Equations• Non-Newtonian fluids and flow • Gas-liquid two phase flow • Filtration • Mixing Particles (S. Pang, 8L) • Particles size distribution, and size measurement• Single-particle fluid mechanics • Fluidisation Heat Transfer (S. Pang, 8L) • Thermal radiation • Heat transfer from finned surfaces • Unsteady conduction
Knowledge outcomes: Sound understanding of fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Application of fluid mechanics fundamentals to complex flows including non-Newtonian fluids, two-phase flow, filtration and mixing. Understanding of fundamentals of particle fluidisation and challenges of particle processing. Applying particle characterisation techniques. Understanding of radiation heat transfer, and evaluating heat transfer problems to determine significant heat transfer resistances and simplifications of the problems. Applying numerical methods to complex heat transfer problems. Transferable skills developed: Communicating complex concepts to peers. Produce clear, concise reports on complex material. Design and document spreadsheets to solve complex problems.
Chhabra, R. P. , Richardson, J. F;
Non-Newtonian flow in the process industries : fundamentals and engineering applications
De Nevers, Noel;
Fluid mechanics for chemical engineers
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2005.
Holland, F. A. , Bragg, R;
Fluid flow for chemical engineers
2nd ed. ;
Edward Arnold, 1995.
Mills, Anthony F;
Basic heat and mass transfer
Prentice Hall, 1999.
Rhodes, M. J;
Introduction to particle technology
ConcernsStudents with concerns about the course should contact Carlo Carere, the 3rd Year Director of Studies, or the Head of Department.General Policies of the DepartmentStudents may obtain the general policies of the University from the website. For example:Special considerations: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/ Academic Appeals of Assessments: Students with concerns about assessment processes or grades should be advised to speak first with the relevant lecturer. If the matter cannot be resolved, then the student should meet and discuss the matter with the Head of Department/School and thereafter follow the procedures outlined in the University procedures http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/postgraduate-/Academic-Appeals-Grievances-Principles-Procedures.pdf and regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general-regulations/academic-appeals-and-grievance-regulations/Reconsideration of grades: If you are concerned that your final grade may be incorrect it is suggested (for CAPE) that you make an informal query to the course coordinator, but you may follow the official procedures: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/examinations/result-dates-and-appeals/ Disabilities: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/disability/
Relation to Other CoursesThis course builds on the heat transfer and fluid mechanics concepts introduced in ENCH292 and ENCH293 in the 1st Professional Year. Course Requirements:Completion of all assignments, projects and tests.
Domestic fee $986.00
International fee $5,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Chemical and Process Engineering