Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures + 1 x one hour tutorial per week + 2 x 90 minutes of laboratory work per semester |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 170 hours
Students must have completed ONE OF the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
and must have completed ONE OF the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
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For the purposes of considering applications for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005) and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Co-ordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Dalton Harvie
This subject covers fundamental concepts of diffusion and conservation within momentum, heat and mass transport. Use of these concepts is integral to the profession of Chemical Engineering. For example, heat exchangers are used throughout Chemical Engineering processes to transfer thermal energy from one stream to another. Knowledge of heat transport and momentum transport (ie fluid flow) is required to design a heat exchanger, other key pieces of Chemical Engineering process equipment, including distillation columns. Similarly, knowledge of mass transport is required to design other key Chemical Engineering processes, such as distillation.
The specific technical material covered in the course is as follows: Within momentum transport specific topics include Newton’s law of viscosity, viscosity of gases and liquids, conservation of momentum, velocity distributions in simple laminar flows, boundary layer concepts and turbulence and the Reynolds number. Within heat transport specific topics include Fourier’s law of conduction, thermal conductivities of gases, liquids and solids, conservation of thermal energy, steady-state temperature distributions in simple geometries, heat transfer resistance, thermal boundary layer concepts, the Nusselt and Prandtl numbers, definition and use of heat transfer coefficients and analysis of simple heat exchangers. Within mass transport specific topics include Fick’s first law of diffusion, diffusivities of gases, liquids and solids, binary mixture diffusion and conservation of mass, concentration distributions in simple binary systems including identifying appropriate boundary conditions, concentration boundary layer concepts, Schmidt and Sherwood numbers, definition and use of mass transfer coefficients.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to be able to:
All Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) are addressed in the exam and assignments.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E., and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, second edition, Wiley, 2002 and onwards
Coulson, J.M., and Richardson, J.F., Chemical Engineering Volume 1, sixth edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Lectures are the main mode of technical content delivery for this course. These lectures are supplemented by consultation sessions, in which students work in groups on selected tutorial problems. Practical application of the theory is via two laboratories. Two laboratory experiments will be performed during the semester: in the first, somewhere in weeks 3–6, you will do an experiment called ‘Viscosity’; in the second, somewhere in weeks 8–11, you will do an experiment called ‘Diffusivity’. Each experiment will be conducted in groups of 3, and will take 1.5hrs.
Students are expected to spend 2-3 hours per hour of lecture time individually working through set problems.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Comprehensive lecture notes are made available prior to the semester commencing (free to download). All lecture slides, handouts and some multimedia material will be made available during the semester through the Learning Management System (LMS).
Two books are recommended for in-depth study, but not required to purchase (both of these books are available from the library):
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
This subject introduces fundamental technical concepts and does not have any industrial links. It enables further study of the subject of Chemical Engineering, leading to the analysis of industrially relevant, practical problems.
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Biochemical)
Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Chemical Engineering |
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