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MEng Chemical Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Process Heat Transfer
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
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).
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)
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.
Generic course feedback after exam board.
All reading lists now must be managed through the library tool at: https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/using-the-library/staff/reading-lists/
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|Xiaolei Fan||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.