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MEng Chemical Engineering / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Process Heat Transfer

Unit code CHEN10092
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

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.
 

Fundamentals of Heat Transfer: heat transfer mechanisms including conduction, convection and radiation, and their underlying laws (Fourier’s law, Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan-Boltzmann Law); concept of heat transfer rate (driving force/resistance); basics of heat transfer with phase change including condensation (e.g. filmwise condensation) and boiling (e.g. pool boiling), basics of heat exchangers (including condensers and reboilers/vaporisers)

 

Heat transfer applications: heat loss, insulation, transient heat transfer, basics for designing shell-and-tube heat exchangers (e.g. overall heat transfer coefficient, fouling, effective temperature differences, log mean temperature difference, correction factor for different shell and tube configurations and design, rating and simulation of shell-and-tube heat exchangers (including condensers and reboilers).

 

 

Aims

The unit aims to:

 To introduce the fundamentals of heat transfer science and the heat transfer applications related to chemical engineering with emphasis on the design of shell-and-tube heat exchangers (including reboilers and condensers)

Learning outcomes

ILO 1.Explain basic concepts in heat transfer and the three heat transfer mechanisms in relation to their governing laws

ILO 2.Explain general heat transfer equations and the concept of thermal resistance

ILO 3.Describe the heat transfer with phase changes, i.e. condensation and pool boiling

ILO 4.Explain and calculate thermal radiation problems in enclosed systems, insulation problems and transient heating/cooling problems

ILO 5.Describe heat exchangers and their classifications (including condensers and reboilers)

ILO 6. Design of heat exchangers (sizing and rating problems) including condensers and reboilers

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures and problem-solving tutorials.
  • Virtual learning environment (Blackboard) with all relevant teaching materials such as the lecture notes.
  • A discussion forum on Blackboard will be used as quick sharing point of questions and answers.
  • General feedback to be given through Blackboard/email.
  • Personal feedback to individual students.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 30%
Written exam 70%

Feedback methods

  Generic course feedback after exam board.     

Recommended reading

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Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 25
Independent study hours
Independent study 75

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Xiaolei Fan Unit coordinator

Additional notes

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.

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