Level of study Second Year
Credit value 20
Semester 1 and 2
Other pre-requisites Lectures, Tutorial classes, Laboratories
Part A of this module (in Semester 1) covers the critical theoretical material for mass and heat transfer. It extends the introductory material taught in Fluid Flow, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer A & B. This includes general energy balance for conduction and common simplification for symmetrical 2-D and 1D problems. Lumped capacitance method is discussed also discussed as well as heat transfer from extended surfaces. Engineering processes such as membrane separations and adsorption are described.
Part B of this module (in Semester 2) covers the critical theoretical material for momentum transport and addresses viscous and turbulent flows between solid boundaries. The principle of similitude is applied to the design and analysis of pumped flow systems and cost optimisation is applied to the design of pipelines. Engineering applications such as complex pipe networks and combined pipe-pump systems are analysed. The heat transfer material covered in part A is further extended to cover internal/external convection and radiation. Computer based methods of solution of heat and mass transfer problems are introduced and applied to some process examples.