The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to a broad range of fundamental concepts and principles in Chemical Engineering fluid mechanics. Topics covered include conservation principles, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, flow in chemical engineering equipment, multi-phase flows. Also coveredare some special topics on micro-nano fluidics, biochemical flows and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Work with the unit systems and conversion, mass, momentum and energy conservation principles, and various physical parameters associated with the fluid mechanics.

2. Perform quantitative analysis involving fluid properties, fluid statics and dynamics, mathematical interpretations of fluid flow and how these principles are applied within the chemical engineering applications.

3. Explain the working principles of flow measurement and fluid moving machineries that are used in industrial context.

4. Incorporate into their analysis, at an introductory level, complex multiphase systems, computational fluid dynamics tools, and newly-emerging areas such as bio, micro and nano-fluidics with interdisciplinary applications.


Content

Topics to be covered in this course include:

Part 1 – Macroscopic Fluid Mechanics

  • General concepts of a fluid
  • Stresses, pressure, velocity and the basic laws
  • Physical properties including density, viscosity and surface tension
  • Hydrostatics
  • Bernoulli’s equation and applications
  • Mass and energy balances in fluid mechanics
  • Momentum balances
  • Velocity and flow rate measurements
  • Fluid friction in pipes
  • Fluid flow in chemical engineering equipment

  Part 2 – Special Topics

  • Two-phase flow
  • Micro- and nano-fluidics
  • Biological flows
  • Introduction to computational fluid dynamics (with Computer Lab)

 

 


Requisite

This course replaces CIVL2310. If you have successfully completed CIVL2310 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

CHEE2315Fluid Mechanics for Chemical EngineersThis course introduces students to a broad range of fundamental concepts and principles in Chemical Engineering fluid mechanics. Topics covered include conservation principles, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, flow in chemical engineering equipment, multi-phase flows. Also coveredare some special topics on micro-nano fluidics, biochemical flows and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1020005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019MATH1110 Mathematics 1 and MATH1120 Mathematics 2 or equivalentTopics to be covered in this course include:Part 1 – Macroscopic Fluid MechanicsGeneral concepts of a fluidStresses, pressure, velocity and the basic lawsPhysical properties including density, viscosity and surface tensionHydrostaticsBernoulli’s equation and applicationsMass and energy balances in fluid mechanicsMomentum balancesVelocity and flow rate measurementsFluid friction in pipesFluid flow in chemical engineering equipment  Part 2 – Special TopicsTwo-phase flowMicro- and nano-fluidicsBiological flowsIntroduction to computational fluid dynamics (with Computer Lab)   YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Work with the unit systems and conversion, mass, momentum and energy conservation principles, and various physical parameters associated with the fluid mechanics.2Perform quantitative analysis involving fluid properties, fluid statics and dynamics, mathematical interpretations of fluid flow and how these principles are applied within the chemical engineering applications.3Explain the working principles of flow measurement and fluid moving machineries that are used in industrial context.4Incorporate into their analysis, at an introductory level, complex multiphase systems, computational fluid dynamics tools, and newly-emerging areas such as bio, micro and nano-fluidics with interdisciplinary applications. This course replaces CIVL2310. If you have successfully completed CIVL2310 you cannot enrol in this course.Written Assignment: Assessment 1Quiz: Assessment 2Report: Assessment 3Formal Examination: Assessment 4 CallaghanComputer LabFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for2Weeks11LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term1TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assessment 1

Quiz: Assessment 2

Report: Assessment 3

Formal Examination: Assessment 4


Contact hours

Callaghan

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks starting in week 11

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term