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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 following topics are taught in this course:• Fluid Mechanics (20L): o Momentum conservation and Navier-Stokes Equations; o Non-Newtonian fluids and flow;o Gas-liquid two phase flow;o Filtration; o Mixing and agitation.• Particles and fluidisation (8L):o Particle size distribution and measurements;o Single-particle fluid mechanics;o Fluidisation.• Heat Transfer (8L):o Thermal radiation;o Heat transfer from finned surfaces;o Unsteady heat conduction.
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/agitation. Understanding of fundamentals of particle fluidisation and challenges of particle processing. Applying technics for particle characterisation.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.
36 lectures plus 6 tutorials.Students are expected to spend 3 hours per week reviewing lecture content and preparing for tutorials.
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.
Rhodes, M. J;
Introduction to particle technology
Academic Policies | Herenga AkorangaAll information about academic policies (e.g. special consideration, dishonest practice) can be found on the ENCH-Undergraduate LEARN page.
Relation to Other CoursesThis is a compulsory course for Chemical and Process Engineering. This course builds on the heat transfer and fluid mechanics concepts and knowledge introduced in ENCH292 and ENCH293 in the 2nd Year of studies.Course Requirements: Completion of all assignments.
Domestic fee $1,002.00
International fee $5,625.00
* 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