CME8119 : Advanced Transport Processes
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Jonathan Lee
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The study of momentum, heat and mass transfer is one of the fundamental engineering sciences. This module assumes that students have a basic knowledge of fluid flow and uses this as a starting point to develop general conservation equations which highlight common features of mass, heat and momentum transfer. The basics of turbulent and multiphase flow are covered along with the analytical and numerical methods used to solve complex fluid flow problems. The specific aims of the module are:
• To extend students’ knowledge and understanding of transport phenomena.
• To introduce and practice the techniques used in the numerical solution of the conservation equations.
• To understand and use the commercial software used for the solution of complex transport processes problems.
Outline Of Syllabus
Mass, Momentum and Energy balances in 3 dimensions, relationship between shear rate and shear stress.
Analytical solutions of transport problems.
Boundary layer flow.
Characteristics of solutions to the transport equations.
General method for numerical solutions of the transport equations.
Finite difference and finite volume methods.
Numerical methods for the computation of the velocity and pressure fields.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||15:00||45:00||Problem solving exercises as part of summative and formative assessments|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||13||1:00||13:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||31||1:00||31:00||Reviewing lecture notes and studying references cited during the lecture|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||4||2:00||8:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures will be used to present the science underlying the conservation equations and introduce the numerical methods used in their solution.
The workshops will involve the application of concepts introduced during a number of lectures to complex transport processes problems.
The practical session is a demonstration of the computational fluid dynamics software used to solve complex transport problems.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||30||Derivation of appropriate equations to describe a transport processes problem and the solution of these equations, set week 3.|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||30||Application of finite difference and finite volume methods to the solution of a transport processes problem, set week 6.|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||40||The use of computational fluid dynamics software to solve a transport processes problem, set week 9.|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||Transport processes problems set during the workshops, set weeks 3, 5, 7, 9.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework assesses the students understanding of all the steps involved in the numerical solution of complex transport phenomena problems involving formulation (assessment 1), numerical solution (assessment 2) and the comparison between numerical results and data (assessment 3). 15 hours per assessment
The formative assessments during the workshops are designed to allow the students to develop understanding of the concepts introduced in the lectures and practice the analytical and numerical solution of transport problems.