ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Chemical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Level 3 core unit in the Mechanical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit introduces the fundamental elements of heat and mass transfer. Students investigate heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation. The analogy between heat and mass transfer is covered and applied in the analysis of convective and diffusive mass transfers.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate writing that is clear, well-structured and appropriate to audience and purpose; (2) demonstrate critical information literacy skills that are appropriate to context and question accepted wisdom; (3) demonstrate interpersonal skills that are sensitive and appropriate to the context; (4) appreciate the transport properties of materials important to thermal engineering; (5) analyse steady state thermal conduction and convection problems; (6) analyse engineering problems involving finned or extended surface areas; (7) appreciate the similarity between momentum, convective heat and convective mass transfers and appreciate the importance of dimensionless numbers in heat and mass transfer analyses; (8) estimate the convective heat and/or mass transfer coefficients for flows over an external surface and flows within conduits; (9) appreciate the radiative and/or optical properties of materials relevant to thermal engineering; (10) analyse radiative and diffusive heat transfer problems, including preliminary analysis of transient heat transfer problems; (11) appreciate the similarity between conduction heat transfer and diffusive mass transfer under many situations; (12) think logically, understand the consequences of assumptions made during analyses and synthesise solutions to new problems; and (13) recognise the social and environmental context of the core subject material.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) individual formal laboratory report; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Hui Tong Chua
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2
or
(MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods)
Incompatibility:
CHPR2432 Heat and Mass Transfer
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week; labs: 2 hours per semester
Texts

Coulson, J. M. et al. Chemical Engineering Volume 1: Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer, 6th edn: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann 1999

Incropera, F. P. et al. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, 7th edn: John Wiley & Sons 2011

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