CHPR4407 Transport Phenomena

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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.
Students are able to (1) clearly present literature review reports; (2) give clear technical presentations; (3) prepare effective technical reports; (4) review technical literature to prepare a comprehensive review report; (5) develop and execute complex numerical models; (6) demonstrate competence in CFD analysis; (7) discuss practical issues of multiphase fluid transport; (8) estimate the dispersion of species in gas and liquids; and (9) explain emulsion and suspension viscosities.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) peer briefings; (2) assignments; 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 Jeremy Leggoe
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
Advisable prior study:
for Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) Chemical Engineering specialisation: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics and ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer; for MPE Mechanical Engineering specialisation: ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics (co-requisite: ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer)
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