CHNG4802: Chemical Engineering Design A (2017 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CHNG4802: Chemical Engineering Design A (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
Dr Kavanagh, John
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Pre-Requisites:||CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||In the overall design process, chemical engineers must clearly understand the (often complex) interactions and trade-offs that occur between technical, economic, social and environmental considerations. This units of study builds on concepts in each of these areas introduced in previous years but with an emphasis on their successful integration within a comprehensive design activity. This design activity is spread over two unit of study (Chemical Engineering Design A and B) run in first and second semester. The primary aim in the first unit of study is to consider the technical issues- with an emphasis on creating and evaluating a range of alternative options that exist at both the unit operation and complete flowsheet levels. The primary emphasis in the subsequent unit of study is on evaluating how non-technical considerations affect the final process design and its operation.
By the end of both units of study a student should be able to develop a wide range of alternative conceptual designs for a given product specification and market analysis, have an appreciation of how to evaluate process alternatives at the conceptual level with a view to creating a 'short-list' worthy of more detailed technical investigation, be familiar with the use of process flowsheeting software to compare alternative designs , appreciate the fact that technical considerations are only one component in an overall successful design project and be able to clearly present the results from both individual and group work in oral/written formats. This unit of study is part of an integrated (two semester) fourth year program in chemical engineering design whose overarching aim is to complete the 'vertical integration' of knowledge- one of the pillars on which this degree program is based.
|Assumed Knowledge:||CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806 AND CHNG3807. Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering unit of study in third year have been successfully completed.|
A/Prof White, Don
Dr Kavanagh, John
|T&L Activities:||Site Visit: Possible half day site visit (depending upon the subject matter from year to year)
Independent Study: Students are expected to spend about 4-5 hours of ‘self-learning’ outside the specified contact periods, individually and in group work.
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|
|Apply design approach to a specific assignment||Design (Level 4)|
|‘Vertical knowledge integration’ from an understanding of basic engineering concepts, through their application to unit operations, to their integration into a coherent process flowsheet. Development of an integrated suite of problem-solving skills needed to successfully handle novel (and previously unseen) engineering situations. Use of Process Flow sheet software packages as tools (Hysys and /or VGSim)||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Use of specific Chemical Engineering disciples to apply analysis and synthesis to the assignment posed. Will invoke a varied suite of fundamentals depending upon the nature of the assignment.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Ability to independently research new areas and be critical of what is found.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Presentation of Material in Reports, Process Flow Diagrams, Mass and Energy Balances, etc, in a manner which is professional and understandable||Communication (Level 3)|
|Professionalism in terms of taking responsibility for the results of their calculations and recommendations. Development of self-directed learning skills including the ability to critically assess one’s own performance in a constructive fashion.||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
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.Design (Level 4)
(1) A written report concerning the design of a groundwater stripping plant
- Students will work in groups of three (3).
- Each group will be required to make intermediate submissions, as listed in the detailed instruction pack available on Blackboard, for which we will give feedback, then a final written report (details given detailed instruction pack available on Blackboard) which should incorporate the feedback given along the way.
- Each group will provide information on individual contributions to each section and you will also Peer Review the contribution of your team members in a confidential report.
- The mark awarded for this project will be worth 40% of the total for this course.
Note that the same mark will not necessarily be given to all members of a group.
Our marking will be based on the quality and quantity of work contributed by each team member.
(2) The 2 hour quiz
* Note that this is an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to Special Consideration
- This will be held on Friday of week 9, at the timetabled class time of 11am.
The aim here is to determine what you have learnt about the design process in general, together with (detailed) technical aspects relevant to the groundwater stripping plant. Your general uptake of theory, knowledge and synthesis acquired from the groundwater stripping plant assignment will be assessed.
- The mark awarded for this quiz will be worth 30% of the total for this course.
(3) Design B - preliminary feasibility of a to be determined plant
- Students will be organised into groups of 5 and commence work in week 10 on an assignment which will carry over to semester 2, Design B. Groups will be nominated by the course coordinator who will invite your input.
- Each group will be required to hand in a written report (details given later in the semester).
- The mark awarded for this project will be worth 30% of the total for the Design A course. Note that the same mark will not necessarily be given to all members of a group.
As the overall mark for Design B will not be determined until November, this component of the Design A mark will be held over until the final Design B mark is awarded.
In the case of any students not proceeding to Design B, a mark will be allocated based entirely on Assignment #1 and the Quiz performance
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Online Course Content:||Web CT|
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||Hand out Assignment, Introduction,|
|Week 2||Hysys Tutorial, Preliminary Flowsheet|
|Week 3||Site Visit|
|Week 4||Hand in PFD and Mass Balance|
|Week 5||Rapid Ranking|
|Week 6||Improved Flowsheet and Hazop|
|Week 7||Detailed equipment design and preliminary costing + ANZAC dAY|
|Week 8||Control and Write Up|
|Week 9||Hand in Report and QUIZ|
|Assessment Due: Report|
|Assessment Due: Quiz*|
|Week 10||Assignment 2 briefing|
|Week 11||Preliminary Report + Business Case|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Week 12||Report Section 1 Hand In + General Design start|
|Week 13||On going|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||General Design|
|Exam Period||General Design|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||41.2%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||17.46%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||9.45%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||22.46%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 3)||No||9.45%|
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.