University Of Birmingham

Mass, Heat, and Momentum Transport

04 17125

Iowa State Course Substitution

Transport Phenomena II

CH E 357

Course Info

International Credits: 20.0
Converted Credits: 6.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
Course Details in 2018/19 Session If you find any data displayed on this website that should be amended, please contact the Curriculum Management Team. Module Title Mass, Heat and Momentum Transport School Chemical Engineering Department Chemical Engineering Module Code 04 17125 Module Lead Level Intermediate Level Credits 20 Semester Full Term Pre-requisites Fluid Flow, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer - (04 21831) Introduction to Transport Phenomena and Thermodynamics - (04 27441) Co-requisites Restrictions All Chemical Engineering programmes 123 test Contact Hours Lecture-40 hours Seminar-0 hours Tutorial-12 hours Project supervision-0 hours Demonstration-0 hours Practical Classes and workshops-12 hours Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours Fieldwork-0 hours External Visits-4 hours Work based learning-0 hours Guided independent study-136 hours Placement-0 hours Year Abroad-0 hours Exclusions Description This module covers the critical theoretical material for mass and heat transfer. It extends the introductory material taught in Introduction to Transport Phenomena and Thermodynamics. This includes a general energy balance for conduction and common simplifications for symmetrical 2-D and 1D problems. The lumped capacitance method is discussed as well as heat transfer from extended surfaces. Engineering processes such as membrane separations and adsorption are described. In addition, the critical theoretical material for momentum transport is discussed and addresses viscous and turbulent flows between solid boundaries. The principle of similitude is applied to the design and analysis of pumped flow systems and cost optimisation is applied to the design of pipelines. Engineering applications such as complex pipe networks and combined pipe-pump systems are analysed. The heat transfer material covered is further extended to cover internal/external convection and radiation. Computer based methods of solution of heat and mass transfer problems are introduced and applied to some process examples. Typical content would include: Use of lumped capacitance method to calculate temperature distributions and heat flux in transient cooling/heating problems; Simplified general energy balance to describe specific problems (2D or 1D simplifications) and definition of appropriate initial/boundary conditions; Calculation of heat flux from finned surfaces; 9/21/2017 Programmes and Modules - Course Details… 2/2 Description of how diffusion influences the operation of absorption, adsorption and membrane systems; Description of the two film model and application of this concept in selected mass transfer problems; An analysis of the flow of real fluids between solid boundaries; Application of the arguments for friction and energy conservation to calculate pumping requirements for complex pipe systems, selection of appropriate pump types, and design pipelines economically; An analysis of the flow over a flat plate and around cylinder/sphere, compare hydrodynamic and thermal boundary, and physical interpretation of Nusselt, Reynolds and Prandtl numbers; Calculation of heat transfer rate by radiation, understanding of the concepts of black/grey bodies and radiation of gases; Description of the qualitative heat transfer during boiling/condensation; Completion of the appropriate momentum and heat balances and calculation of transfer coefficients based on measured experimental data. Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to: Use fundamental heat transfer understanding to generate and simplify relevant engineering heat transfer problems; Use fundamental mass transfer understanding to generate and simplify relevant engineering mass transfer problems; Use fundamental momentum transfer understanding to generate and simplify relevant engineering fluid flow problems. Assessment 17125-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (85%) 17125-03 : Laboratory Report : Coursework (15%) Assessment Methods & Exceptions Summer: Examination (85%): Written unseen examination in May, Coursework (15%). Supplementary Period: Written unseen examination (100%). Other Reading List


Evaluation Date:
July 5, 2018
Jennifer Heinen
This course covers similar content to CH E 357 and references the same textbook. No CH E 358 content is evident.