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EG 2002
PROCESS ENGINEERING
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Bain

Pre-requisite(s): EG 1503

Co-requisite(s): None

Engineering processes take raw materials and covert them into useful products. The transfer of mass, energy, momentum and charge within an engineering system play an important role in how processes achieve this. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts involved in modelling engineering processes and the use of units and dimensional analysis. The use of energy and mass balances will then be covered, with simple shell balances developed into more complex process problems before introducing the general concepts of rate of transfer, driving force and resistance. The course then considers macroscopic and microscopic level transport for each of heat, mass, momentum, and charge in turn, with students gaining insights into the similarities and differences between the various transport phenomena. Within each section, students will examine the equations governing the transport process in question, link these to real physical mechanisms occurring, and then see how these are then applied to real engineering systems. The taught material is supported by a range of simulation, laboratory, and problem based learning exercises.

28 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour practicals in total

1st Attempt: 3hr written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

Resit: 3hr written examination (100%).