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CHE3167 - Transport phenomena and numerical methods

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): R Jagadeeshan


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)


Fundamental principles of transport phenomena, Newton's law of viscosity, Fourier's law of heat conduction and Fick's law of diffusion. Transfer coefficients (viscosity, thermal conductivity and diffusivity). Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, conservation laws (mass, momentum and energy) and steady state shell mass, momentum and energy balances. Numerical solution of partial differential equations, classification of equations (finite differences and finite elements) and incorporation of boundary conditions into numerical solutions. Utilise computer packages to solve complex, realistic chemical engineering problems in fluid flow and transport phenomena.


Develop understanding of the fundamental principles of transport phenomena (mass and heat transfer, multivariable fluid flow, boundary conditions, numerical solutions) and applications to practical chemical engineering problems. Utilise software package (MATLAB and COMSOL Multiphysics) to solve more complex problems commonly encountered in practice.


Individual Tests and Assisgnments: 50%
Examination: 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 44% in the unit.

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours of practice sessions/laboratories and 7 hours of private study per week.


CHE2161, ENG1060 and ENG1091 (or MTH1030)





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