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Unit Overview


Students completing this unit demonstrate competence in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, the ability to understand practical issues of multiphase fluid transport, the ability to estimate the dispersion of species in gas and liquids, and knowledge of emulsion and suspension viscosities. This experience provides students with experience for working in the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors. Topics covered include turbulent flow and its analysis; introduction to CFD; non-Newtonian flow and fluids; suspensions and emulsions; multiphase flow in pipes; mixing and dispersion; and contaminant transport in turbulent flows.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Chemical Engineering major sequence

Students are able to (1) apply the general transport equations to diffusive transport, advective transport, and combined diffusive and advective transport; (2) mesh, execute and interpret CFD Models using a commercial CFD package; (3) use Reynolds Average Navier Stokes Equations and Turbulence Closure Models; (4) select and validate appropriate turbulence models and boundary conditions for a finite volume CFD Model; and (5) perform fundamental calculations for Multiphase flows.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) weekly Fluent exercise; (2) assignments; and (3) CFD Practical Exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jeremy Leggoe
Unit rules
GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics and
CHPR2007 Heat and Mass Transfer
or MECH3024 Engineering Thermodynamics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
CHPR4407 Transport Phenomena (ID 2609)
Contact hours
Lectures: 2 hours per week
Workshop: 4 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.