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CE30119: Transport phenomena 3

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: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
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:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the principles and practices involved in selected areas of transport phenomena, to advance students' understanding of the principles of complex single phase flow, and to introduce students to the principles and applications of multiphase flows.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student should be able to describe a wide variety of non-Newtonian behaviour and carry out basic calculations; be able to carry out simple calculations with the Navier-Stokes equations; and have an appreciation of the theory of turbulent flow. On successful completion of this unit the student will also have acquired an appreciation of the complexities of two-phase gas-liquid flow; an understanding of oil production techniques; and gained an introduction to the use of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) codes.

How to apply some of the basic fundamental knowledge gained in this unit and earlier parts of the chemical engineering course, to model a real system. These skills are taught, mini-problems are set in the class, tasks are set, and finally students are assessed.

Non-Newtonian fluids including Bingham fluids; Derivation and application of the Navier-Stokes Equations; Steady-state and unsteady-state diffusion; Turbulent flow models; Two-phase gas-liquid flow in channels: theory and applications. For example: two-phase flow patterns; void fractions; determination of pressure drop; Taylor flow; Lockhart-Martinelli correlation; and industrial applications.
Oil production covering the basics of primary, secondary and tertiary recovery processes.
An introduction to the challenges of using commercial CFD codes to model real systems.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE30119 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)

* 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.