This unit of study teaches principles of heat and mass transfer required for chemical and biomolecular engineering. It covers steady and transient conduction and diffusion, convective transport of heat and mass, and radiative heat transfer. It runs concurrently with CHNG2801 (Fluid Mechanics) to provide students with the tools and know-how to tackle engineering problems related to transport phenomena. This unit of study also includes project-based study components including a research project on heat transfer phenomena in biological systems and a lab session on mass transfer. Students will develop a physical understanding of the underlying phenomena and gain the ability to solve real heat and mass transfer problems of engineering significance.
Lectures, Laboratories, Project Work - in class
Through semester assessment (40%) and Final Exam (60%)
Calculus (including vector calculus), linear algebra, computational tools (Matlab, Excel), mass and energy balances, physical chemistry, physics and mechanics.
(MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND (MATH1005 OR MATH1905) AND CHNG1103 AND ENGG1801Co-requisites
(CHNG2802 OR AMME2960) AND CHNG2801