ENCH393-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
22 Feb 2016 - 26 Jun 2016


Advanced fluid mechanics, particle technology, transient conduction and radiation.

This is a key course in chemical engineering covering fluid mechanics and industrial applications, particle technology and heat transfer. These topics provide the knowledge and tools which enable the design and analysis of many chemical engineering processes. The course includes the following key topics:

Fluid Mechanics
• Momentum, Navier-Stokes Equations and an introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (5L, SSP)
• Non-Newtonian fluids and flow (5 L, SSP)
• Gas-liquid two phase flow (4L), Filtration (3L), Mixing (4L) (SSP),
• Particles (size distribution, size measurement, single-particle fluid mechanics) (5L, Erskine)
• Fluidisation (3L, Erskine)

Heat Transfer (8 L, Erskine)
• Thermal radiation
• Heat transfer from finned surfaces
• Unsteady conduction

It builds on the fluid mechanics and heat transfer taught in ENCH293 and ENCH292.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Shusheng Pang

Guest Lecturer

Prof. Charles Xu (Western University, Ontario, Canada)


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 (Momentum) 7%
Assignment 2 (Particles/fluidisation) 15%
Assignment 3 (Non-Newtonian Fluids) 8%
Final Exam 40%
In-course Test 30%


Recommended Reading

Chhabra, R. P. , Richardson, J. F; Non-Newtonian flow in the process industries : fundamentals and engineering applications; Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999.

Darby, Ron; Chemical engineering fluid mechanics; Marcel Dekker, 1996.

Rhodes, M. J; Introduction to particle technology; John Wiley, 1998.



Students with concerns about the course should contact any of the lecturers listed above, the 2nd Pro Director of Studies, or the Head of Department.

General Policies of the Department

Students may obtain the general policies of the University on matters such as the aegrotat applications, appeals procedures, re-consideration of grades, plagiarism and special provision for students with disabilities from the University Calendar.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

All ENCH393 Occurrences

  • ENCH393-16S1 (C) Semester One 2016