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CE10083: Transport phenomena 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce fluid flow and momentum transfer in pipes, fittings and various devices. To discuss the principles of turbulent flow and flow measurement along with the physical properties of fluids. To introduce the mechanisms and modes of heat transfer, heat transfer situations and heat transfer equipment.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
* Appreciate the concepts of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.
* Apply the principles of momentum transfer to moving fluids.
* Perform dimensional analysis and develop dimensionless groups.
* Appreciate laminar and turbulent flow and calculate Reynolds number.
* Apply Bernoulli, continuity and momentum equations to fluid flows in pipes and fittings. Appreciate the mechanisms and modes of heat transfer.
* Calculate log mean temperature driving force.
* Calculate the overall heat transfer coefficient.
* Apply heat transfer theory to the design of shell and tube heat exchanger.

Analysis and problem solving (taught/facilitated and assessed).


* Introduction to fluid flow: types of fluid - Newtonian and non-Newtonian.
* Units and dimensions; concept of dimensionless groups; dimensional analysis.
* Bernoulli, continuity and momentum equations.
* Application of basic equations; pressure drop and power requirement; pressure drop in pipes and fittings.
* Laminar and turbulent flow.
* Flow measurement using pitot tube, orifice and venturi meters.
* Introduction to Fourier's law and thermal conduction.
* Thermal resistances in series and parallel, conduction through cylindrical walls.
* Concept of log mean temperature driving force.
* Introduction to convention, film theory, heat transfer coefficient correlations.
* Introduction to radiation, Stefan-Boltzmann's law, radiation between surfaces.
* Heat exchangers, types, construction and elementary design.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE10083 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.