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Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Process Fluid Flow
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Introductory concepts of fluid mechanics
Properties of fluids
Units & dimensions, dimensional analysis
Hydrostatics and pressure measurements
Flow in pipes, laminar and turbulent flow, the Reynolds number
The continuity equation
Flow measurement using orifice plates and venturimeters
Pressure drop in pipes, friction factors, the Moody chart
Pressure drop in pipe fittings, the system head curve for pipework
Types of pumps, positive displacement and centrifugal
Centrifugal pumps, pump head curve, match between pump head curve and system curve
Flow in open channels
The unit aims to:
Introduce the basic concepts of fluids, hydrostatics, pressure and pressure measurements.
Introduce the flow of incompressible Newtonian fluids in pipes including flow measurements and losses in piping systems.
Introduce pumps and their use in piping systems, emphasising practical design calculations.
Introduce flow in open channels.
ILO1 :Describe the main properties of incompressible fluids
ILO2:Calculate the hydrostatic pressure resulting from one or more fluids and use it to analyse pressure measurement systems using different configurations of manometers
ILO 3:Classify the flow regimes of fluids based on the Reynolds number
ILO 4:Apply mass and energy balance (the Continuity and Bernoulli’s equations) to different flow scenarios, including flow measurement calculations using pitot tubes, orifice meters, and venturimeters
ILO 5:Analyse piping systems in terms of energy losses and their causes including pressure drop in pipes
ILO 6:Classify pumps according to their principle of operation, and select the correct pump characteristics for a given piping system
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures provide fundamental aspects supporting the critical learning of the module and will be delivered as pre-recorded asynchronous short videos via our virtual learning environment.
Synchronous sessions will support the lecture material with Q&A and problem-solving sessions where you can apply the new concepts. Surgery hours are also available for drop-in support.
Feedback on problems and examples, feedback on coursework and exams, and model answers will also be provided through the virtual learning environment. A discussion board provides an opportunity to discuss topics related to the material presented in the module.
Students are expected to expand the concepts presented in the session and online by additional reading (suggested in the Online Reading List) in order to consolidate their learning process and further stimulate their interest to the module.
- Core Learning Material (e.g. recorded lectures, problem solving sessions): 24 hours
- Self-Guided Work (e.g. continuous assessment, extra problems, reading) : 44 hours
- Exam Style Assessment Revision and Preparation: 32 hours
Exam style assessments
Please note that the exam style assessments weighting may be split over midterm and end of semester exams.
Reading lists are accessible through the Blackboard system linked to the library catalogue.
|Independent study hours|
|Hosameldin Anwar Mohamed Abdel Aleem||Unit coordinator|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.