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Heat and Mass Transfer (ENG203)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer are addressed in this unit. The following concepts are covered: introduction of the physical origins and rate equations of heat and mass transfer; identification of the driving forces for different forms of heat and mass diffusion; development of transport models from first principles; steady state and transient solutions; the boundary layer analogies between mass and heat transfer; estimation of the heat and mass transfer convection coefficients; study of heat and mass transfer unit operations.
Unit Learning Outcomes This unit introduces the fundamental elements of heat and mass transfer. Students will study heat transfer by means of conduction, convection and radiation.
Students are expected to be able to (1) understand the relevance of the thermal and mass transport properties in engineering practises; (2) compute heat transfer from objects by the three modes of heat transfer from conventional and irregular objects (3) solve and analyse steady state thermal conduction and convection problems; (4) apply principles of heat transfer to solve engineering problems pertinent to finned or extended surface areas; (5) perform heat analysis a typical engineering design problem (6) to carry out experimental work on heat and mass transfer devices and to prepare detailed technical reports on these experiments.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials: 2 x 2 hours per week; laboratories: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is traditional lectures where the lecture notes for each week will be made available the preceding week. Students will be expected to read the lecture notes prior to attending lectures, so that they may participate fully in discussions.
In this course, students will attend tutorial sessions, which will be designed to expand on the lecture materials. This will take the form of worked examples and additional discussion, with students having the opportunity to ask questions about the lecture notes and assignments. At the tutorials, the unit coordinator will be available to discuss course materials and assignment questions with students.
Other Learning Experiences Students will be shown how to use software programs to carry out system designs that use principles of heat and mass transfer.
Assessment Assessments in this unit consist of:
Design Project: 15%
Final Exam: 50%
Laboratory Reports: 15%
Assignments: 20%
Prerequisites Completion of all Part I units in the majors Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EXM224 Principles of Unit Operations may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Environmental Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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