Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: An average of 4 hours of lectures per week + 1 x four hour laboratory class per semester |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 200 hours
Students must have completed the following subject (or equivalent) prior to enrolling in this subject:
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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/
CoordinatorProf Ray Dagastine
This subject provides an advanced focus on the heat and mass transport processes that are part of the core knowledge and problem solving skills basis for chemical engineering unit operations. In addition, an advanced understanding of these transport processes will help enable students in the design of larger scale chemical engineers processes, particularly in the capstone deign project subject) as well as in chemical product design.
The heat and mass transport processes covered in this subject include: diffusion/mass transfer, mass transfer with chemical reaction, mass transfer coupled with adsorption, conduction (including: Fourier's Law of heat conduction; multi-dimensional heat transfer equations; steady-state heat conduction and the Laplace equation; steady-state conduction with distributed heat source and the Poisson equation; simplified equation for steady-state heat conduction; fins; transient heat conduction and the diffusion equation; examples of simple solution of transient heat conduction; brief introduction to numerical methods for heat conduction problems) and radiation (basic principles of radiation; shape factors (viewfactors); radiation between grey surfaces in the network approach; applications of networks for various situations).
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Hurdle requirement: An overall mark of 50% and a mark of 40% or more in the end of semester examination are required to pass the subject
ILOs 1 to 6 are addressed in the problems sets, and end of semester examination.
The examination paper will consist of problems designed to test whether the student has acquired the ability to apply fundamental principles to the solutions of problems involving heat and mass transfer processes and unit operations. Most of the problems set for the exam will be similar in style to those undertaken in the during the problem sets and online tutorials, but some problems will require the student to show that they can extend themselves beyond the level examples of problems they have already seen.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject will be delivered through a combination of lectures, online tutorials, online pre-recorded content and the assignment of problems sets. Students will also complete one experiment that will reinforce the material covered in lectures.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to skeleton lecture notes. The subject LMS site contains recorded lecture slides and annotations using a tablet PC during lecture, online tutorials, pre-recorded video content, a repository of additional example problems, past exam questions, example Aspen files and rough solutions to worked problem sets.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
The skills gained in this subject are crucial to the career of a process engineer or working in separations. They will be important for students wishing to progress to jobs in engineering design offices and in operational roles within a wide range of industries including petrochemicals, food processing, wastewater treatment, minerals processing and pulp and paper manufacture. Most if not all of the example problems in the subject are motivated by real world examples.
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