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CHE2163

Faculty of Engineering

# Undergraduate - UnitCHE2163 - Heat and mass transfer

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

## 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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 Level Undergraduate Faculty Faculty of Engineering Offered Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day) Coordinator(s) Dr Meng Wai Woo/Dr Shahnaz Mansouri (Clayton), Dr Ta Yeong Wu (Sunway)

### Synopsis

Introduce fundamentals and applications of heat and mass transfer. Develop an understanding of the mechanisms and mathematical representation of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer and convective mass transfer. Gain an appreciation for the analogies between heat and mass transfer using dimensional analysis. Understand and apply concepts of local and overall heat and mass transfer coefficients including boiling heat transfer to simple problems. Gain an understanding of molecular diffusion in gases, solids, and liquids and develop methods to use these concepts in problem solving. Perform experiments to illustrate the concepts of heat and mass transfer.

### Outcomes

1a. Understand the basic mechanisms of conduction, convection and radiation and the mathematical representations of the corresponding rates of heat transfer
1b. Understand the basic mechanisms of diffusive and convective mass transfer within a phase and the mathematical representation of the corresponding rate of mass transfer.
2. Develop an understanding of the dependence of heat and mass transfer rates on fluid and system properties and geometry
3. Understand the analogy between heat and mass transfer
4. Develop skills in solving engineering problems involving heat and mass transfer such as heat transfer between fluids in contact, radiation to/from surfaces, mass transfer between phases in contact.
5. Understand the application of dimensional analysis to the development of correlations for heat and mass transfer
6. Learn to derive and apply expressions for heat and mass transfer coefficients
7. Understand the basic mechanism of molecular diffusion and its mathematical representation.
8. Develop skills in the experimental measurement of heat and mass transfer processes and the interpretation of experimental data in the context of the theory of heat and mass transfer
9. Obtain practice in writing a technical report.

### Assessment

Laboratory: 10%, Assignments and Tests: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 70%
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 and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

### Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practice sessions and 6 hours private study per week, plus 2x2 hours laboratory classes during the semester.