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Postgraduate Course: Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer (MSc) (PGEE09002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course covers the following topics: Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer. The fundamentals of heat, mass and momentum transfer are presented, including analogies between the transfer mechanisms for convective transfer and treatment of radiative heat transfer.
Course description 40 L+ weekly surgery hours

Topics covered are:
Introduction, rate laws
Transfer processes in stationary systems
Momentum transfer (analytical)
Non-Newtonian flows
Turbulent flow
Dimensional analysis and empirical momentum transfer
Convective heat transfer
Heat transfer equipment
Convective heat transfer with phase changes
Convective & interphase transfer; analogy theory
Combined transfer processes
Radiant heat transfer

Additionally, self study material is available on the course VLE which allows students to keep abreast of lecture material; solutions appear periodically.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 131 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 100
Practical Exam %: 0
Coursework %: 0
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and describe transport mechanisms for heat, mass and momentum, developing & solving models, appropriately simplified, which address transport phenomena and conservation laws, of physical transport problems (including with 1-D fluid flow)
  2. Solve problems in turbulent transport using empirical approaches and the Chilton-Colburn analogy
  3. Understand the phenomena of phase change and how this affects transport problems
  4. Perform a preliminary heat exchanger design using Kern's method
  5. Extend simple cases of heat transfer to include radiation and for fluid flow to use 2-parameter non-Newtonian models to obtain velocity profiles
Reading List
All references below are RECOMMENDED

1. Tosun, I., (2002), Modelling in Transport Phenomena, Elsevier.
2. Welty, J. R., C. E. Wicks, R. E. Wilson & G Rorrer (2001), Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, 4th edition, John Wiley&Sons (or newer edition)
3. McCabe, W. L., J. C. Smith and P. Harriott (2001), Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill. Book Co (or newer edition)
4. Holland, F & Bragg, R (1995) Fluid Flow for Chemical Engineers, Edward Arnold.
5. Lienhard, JH IV, & Lienhard, JH V (2003) A Heat Transfer textbook, 3ed, Phlogiston Press.
6. Shih, T-M (2013) Heat Transfer: Lessons with examples solved by Matlab.
7. Cengel & Ghajar, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications (SI units), 5/e.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Gail Duursma
Tel: (0131 6)50 4868
Course secretaryMr Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533
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