CHPR5520 Combustion Science and Technology
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit introduces the field of combustion science and technology—including fuels, practical combustion systems, fires and explosion hazards, and emission-control technologies—to engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students. Topics include chemical composition and chemistry of fossil fuels, physico-chemical properties and combustion phenomena of common fuels, ignition and flame stabilisation, flame detection, monitoring and control, practical applications of fuel and combustion technologies, combustion-generated pollutants and control.
- Students are able to (1) write concise technical reports; (2) write cohesive reports with several authors; (3) work effectively in teams; (4) source and evaluate relevant technical literature; (5) master physico-chemical properties of common fuels and their selection and use basic combustion calculations; (6) explain common combustion technologies for practical applications; (7) select and use common flame detection, monitoring and control techniques; (8) describe pollutant formation mechanisms during fuel combustion and emission control strategies; (9) develop strategies for dealing with open-ended problems; and (10) develop strategies for dealing with large multicomponent projects.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group assignments; (2) laboratory practical report and related in-class assessments; 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)
- Professor Dongke Zhang
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation
Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering; for pre-2012 courses: (CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
CHPR3432 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design)
(CHPR2431 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics
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