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CE20089: Transport phenomena 2

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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
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: Before taking this module you must take CE10083
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce:
1) the underlying phenomena, design methods and principles of heat exhangers, and
2) boundary layer theory.
3) Compressible flow.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
* Develop heat transfer correlations for natural and forced convection.
* Calculate natural and forced heat transfer coefficients.
* Develop correlations for condensation at vertical and horizontal surfaces.
* Calculate condensation coefficient.
* Perform outline design calculations for shell, plate and spiral heat exhangers.
* Appreciate different types of condenser and reboilers and their application.
* Apply heat transfer theory to the design of embroilers and condensers.
* Apply Reynold's analogy, film model and j-factor analogy to fluid flows.
* Apply the continuity and the momentum equation to moving fluids.
* Apply laminar boundary theory to moving fluids.
* Describe compressible flow phenomena.

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


* Natural convection & forced convection, including dimensional analysis and correlations for heat transfer.
* Heat losses from pipes.
* Heat exchanger effectiveness - NTU relations.
* Heat transfer from boiling liquids.
* Dropwise and film condensation.
* Heat exchanger selection and design, including various single phase units.
* Introduction to boundary layer flow: definition of boundary layer thickness, simple form of the momentum equation and approximate solution for laminar and turbulent boundary layers.
* Separation and wake formation.
* Shocks and supersonic flow.
* Models and mechanisms; Reynold's and film models, j-factor analogy.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE20089 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

* 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.