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CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
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 only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 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
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
Advisable prior study:
ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances, and ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics (formerly ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
CHPR4531 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties

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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