Transport Phenomena

Course code MECH3700Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Students learn the fundamental principles of transport phenomena and how they can use them to solve engineering problems. The course, which nicely blends physical and mathematical concepts, provides an excellent support to the students for expending/developing the analytical skills built on previous knowledge of mathematics and physics.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe objectives of the course are to develop the expertise of students in the following areas:
1. The student gain an understanding the principles of transport of mass, momentum, and heat.
2. The student can write the transport equations.
3. The student can describe transport processes.
4. The student can solve problems.
5. The student can assess the plausibility of his/her solution.
ContentThe course covers various topics including:
1. Boundary layers
2. Pipe flows
3. Momentum equations
4. Dimensional analysis
5. Heat transfer phenomena - conduction, convention and radiation
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThe students are assumed to have completed their basic course in Thermofluids and Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written AssignmentsRegular Assignments
Laboratory Exercises* Note, any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear in the course outline normally issued in week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MECH3700