CHEM ENG 3035 - Fluid and Particle Mechanics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 3035 Course Fluid and Particle Mechanics Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Eng and Advanced Materials(Ina) Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible CHEM ENG 3018 Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 2018 Course Description This course introduces you to the fundamentals of fluid and particle mechanics as applied to the handling, processing and transport of multiphase systems. The focus is on industrial processes where fluid (liquid or gas) flowing in the presence of particulate solids is encountered. Key topics covered include particulate systems; mechanics of particles in a fluid; flow through porous media; sedimentation; fluidisation; filtration; solid-fluid transport. By the end of this course you should be able to characterise and describe fluid-particle systems in terms of their physical properties; and perform design calculations and analyses of various typical industrial processes involving fluid and particle systems.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Philip Kwong
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Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Characterise and describe fluid-particle systems in terms of their basic physical properties; 2 Predict the velocity of particles moving in a fluid as a function of particle characteristics (size, shape, deformability and concentrations) and fluid properties; 3 Perform basic design calculations and analyses of typical fluid-particle operations and related industrial equipment; 4 Work proficiently and effectively in small teams.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 2.1 2.3 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
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University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2-3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
Recommended ResourcesReference Books
Coulson, JM & Richardson JF 1996, Chemical Engineering, V.2, 4th Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.
Foust, AS et al 1980, Principles of Unit Operations, 2nd Edition, Wiley and Sons, New York.
Perry, RH & Green, DW 1998, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York.
Online LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours Lectures 24 48 Tutorials 21 40 TOTAL 45 90
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1: Particulate Systems
Description, characterisation and classification
Topic 2: Mechanics of Particles in a Fluid
Rigid particles; Deformable particles (bubbles and drops); Multi particle systems
Topic 3: Flow through Porous Media
Single-phase flow; Two-phase flows (co-current and counter-current)
Topic 4: Sedimentation
Batch sedimentation; Continuous sedimentation; Thickener analysis and design
Topic 5: Fluidisation
Theory; Particulate fluidisation; Aggregative fluidisation
Topic 6: Filtration
Theory; Batch filtration operations; Continuous filtration
Topic 7: Solid-Fluid Transport
Pneumatic transport of solids by pipeline; Hydraulic transport of solids by pipeline
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Tutorial Assignments 30 Group Formative 3,5,7,9,11 1. 2. 3. 4. Final Examination 70 Individual Summative 15 1. 2. 3. Total 100
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Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
To support the changes to teaching, the following revisions to assessment have been made:-
Mid-semester Test - Cancelled
Final Exam - to be held online as a 3-hour open-book exam (UG & PG)
New Weightings for the assessment tasks:
Tutorial Assignments - submitted as group work (UG & PG) 50%
Final Exam (UG) - 3-hour online open-book exam 50%
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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