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CHPR3404 Advanced Thermodynamics and Mass Transfer Processes

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Students develop a broad understanding of the molecular interactions that determine fluid properties; an in-depth knowledge of the modern methods used to predict thermodynamic and transport properties; and knowledge of the applicability and the limitations of the various predictive methods. Topics covered in this unit include the fundamentals of statistical mechanics, calculation of molecular properties, intermolecular potentials and their use in thermodynamic and transport property calculations, corresponding states, virial and cubic equations of state, multiparameter equations of state, limitations of EOS methods, activity coefficient models, and models for transport property predictions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the molecular interactions governing fluid properties; (2) explain in detail the modern methods used to predict fluid thermodynamic and transport properties; (3) discuss the applicability and limitations of the various predictive methods; and (4) effectively communicate answers to technical questions in written reports.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) in-class test; 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)
Dr Saif Al Ghafri
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
CHPR1005 Mass and Energy Balances (ID 7977) And CHPR2006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics (ID 8017) And MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013) And Course Enrolment BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) ( CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6) CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics (ID 2606)
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
Texts

Assael, M. J. et al. Thermophysical Properties of Fluids: an Introduction to Their Prediction: Imperial College Press 1996

Prausnitz, J. M. et al. Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid-Phase Equilibria, 3rd edn: Prentice-Hall PTR 1999

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