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This course focuses on applied momentum, heat, and mass transport in engineering problems. It demonstrates how fundamental design equations can be derived for a wide range of real engineering problems (e.g. nuclear fuel rods, coal combustion, radiation shielding, electrical heaters, toothpaste etc). This course makes it clear that engineering is the art of applying mathematics to the real world and develops the tools required to tackle a wide range of challenges.
The analytical results of transport phenomena are demonstrated in simple systems before discussing more complex systems, such as multiphase flow, which require the use of semi-empirical correlations to solve.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The theory of transport phenomena is introduced through the constitutive relationships and general balance equations. All of these concepts are introduced in vector and index notation to familiarise the students with 3D problems. These tools are then applied to simple three-dimensional problems in momentum, heat and mass transfer. The course includes the fundamentals of incompressible flow, non-Newtonian flow, multiphase flow, forced/natural convection heat transfer, boiling, radiation, and condensation. Generalised multicomponent diffusion is then introduced and used to solve equimolar counter-diffusion, diffusion through a stationary phase, and real applications of these idealised processes (i.e. combustion).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One 3-hour written examination paper (80%), and continuous assessment (20%). Continuous assessment is a weekly multiple-choice test.
Resit: One 3-hour written examination paper (100%).
There are no assessments for this course.
There is an extensive example exam question book which also comes with fully worked solutions.
The tutorial sessions are used for directed study of example problems from this booklet and students can receive feedback on their understanding of the course from the lecturer or demonstrators.
The weekly test provides feedback on student progress on the learning outcomes.