CHNG5701: Foundation of Conservation and Transport Processes (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CHNG5701: Foundation of Conservation and Transport Processes (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
A/Prof Dehghani, Fariba
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||[1st year Core Units for Engineering Stream].|
|Brief Handbook Description:||By the end of this unit of study, students should be proficient at applying the basic principles of mass, energy and momentum balances to solve engineering problems involving simple fluid flow, heat and mass transfer. Further, students will be able to perform simple dimensional analysis and to see the utility of this general approach in engineering: for example in friction factors, heat and mass-transfer correlations. Students will also develop skills in the basic design of different types of chemical reactors, given the corresponding chemical rate law. The focus of this unit of study is to provide the key concepts and principles as tools through keynote lectures, with supporting tutorials and laboratory sessions giving valuable hands-on experience. Guidance will be provided to students to seek additional detailed information for specific applications in their projects. This unit of study runs concurrently with another enabling technology unit of study CHNG2802. These two units together will provide students with the tools and know-how to tackle the real-life engineering problems encountered in the concurrent project-based unit of study, CHNG2803. This integrated course structure is designed to help students become familiar with the multi-disciplinary nature of chemical engineering today.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||Calculus, Computations (Matlab, Excel), Mass and Energy Balances.|
A/Prof Dehghani, Fariba
Dr. Chae, Soryong
Mr Huang, Jun
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: After each lecture, there will be one hour tutorial. Students will solve various problems relevant to the topics of the lecture.
Independent Study: Students are expected to spend about 3-4 hours of ‘self directed learning’ outside the specified contact periods.
Laboratory: Groups will be allocated in week 4. Each group will conduct 2 experiments. The report should be submitted after two weeks.There will be oral presentation for one of the experiment.
Presentation: Each group will present the outcomes of their research and experimental work. It is expected that each group conduct a critical thinking and analyse the data acquired from the experiments and discuss about the errors.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|The students will learn basic principles for designing chemical processes. They can identify issues in designing such processes, differentiate the effects of various properties of fluids and chemicals on their behaviour and design of the process. Identify the major concerns of the design in terms of technical issues, safety, energy consumption. Able to make Decision, working with constraints and multiple objectives, be able to use knowledge for conducting various calculations and analysis to make decision for designing a complex systems. Apply existing and new knowledge to solving real-life research, plant operational or management problems and develop organisational, critical appraisal, problem-solving, report-writing skills. Demonstrate the ability to independently research and be critical of the findings. Demonstrate an ability to analyse experimental data.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Problem solving skills. Integration that connects molecular-level understanding of the origins of transport processes, and establishing the modelling tools (mathematics and physics) to predict macroscopic behaviour of real systems. Develop skills in critical thinking.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|An ability to collate relevant information from literature, electronic media and other resources for an engineering context; An appreciation that engineering fundamentals are based upon the principles and knowledge of science and mathematics. Identify the rapid and major changes in technology and be aware of the importance of continual growth in knowledge and skills. An appreciation that in the engineering discipline, each system is composed of components, An appreciation of the various form of information within the engineering discipline including technical books and reports, research articles, customer requirements, company standards and an appreciation of the main legal definitions.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Develop skill in effective communication, express the ideas clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences. Promote various forms of professional communication including, writing report, listening, oral presentation, calculations, and preparation of data in a graphical form.||Communication (Level 2)|
|An ability to function effectively as an individual even within the context of teamwork, and to understand the importance of the individual role. A commitment to fundamental concept of successful teamwork, and the ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely as a team leader or member of the group.||Professional Conduct (Level 1)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)
Note that assessment weightings below indicate relative proportions of required time and effort only, not the value of marks received. Grading in this unit is criterion-based which means that all assessment criteria must be met in order to pass the unit. All assessment items must be successfully completed.
Quiz: one quiz mid-semester, date to be announced.
Final Exam: Final examination.
Presentation/Seminar: Experiments conducted in groups and then reported as group presentation.
Lab Skills: Two experiments and two reports to be submitted two weeks after each experiment.
|Policies & Procedures:||All university policies can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/policy
Policies and request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found on the forms and policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Note on Resources:||Lecture notes will be available on webCT|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||From week 1-4 the following topics will covered. Fluid Statics: hydrostatic pressure equation, buoyancy principles, manometry|
|Correlations in Fluid Mechanics-dimensional analysis, order-of-magnitude analysis; friction factor correlations, flow and pressure measurements.|
|Pumping- ideal pumps, pump selection, pipe networks and net positive suction head.|
|Simple flows: Bernoulli's equation, Newton’s law of viscosity, Non Newtonian fluids, Poiseuille's Law of Flow, superposition of simple flows, singularities, flow around bodies (power law fluids), and mixing in agitated vessels. Introduction to laminar, drag and turbulence.|
|Mathematics of Fluids: One dimensional differential and integral forms of continuity equation, and momentum equations, understanding of inviscid flows.|
|Week 2||Fluid Mechanics|
|Week 3||Fluid mechanics|
|Week 4||Fluid mechanics|
|Week 5||Heat transfer- Introduction to Heat Balance: mechanism of heat transfer by convection and conduction.|
|Week 6||Heat transfer-Continued|
|Week 7||Mass transfer-Introduction to Material balance: conservation of mass, diffusion, convection, Nernst-Plank equation, Maxwell-Stefan equation|
|Week 8||Mass tansfer-continued|
|Week 9||Mass transfer-continued|
|Week 10||Mass transfer-Continued|
|Week 11||batch reactor,|
|Continuous stirred tank reactors,|
|Plug flow reactor,|
|Levenspiel plots for design of a reactor,|
|reaction rate law, reversible reaction.|
|Reaction engineering, from week 11-12 the following topics will be covered:|
|Week 12||Reaction engineering|
|Week 13||Revision and presentation|
|Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
|Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular)||2013, 2014|
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Management and Team Skills (Level 1)||No||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||42%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||49.25%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||8.75%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.