ENCH293-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Fluid Mechanics 1

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

The main part of this course will provide a basic understanding of the behaviour of fluids on the macro- and micro-scale, where students are able to design pipe and pumping systems for single-phase fluids. There is also an introduction to the SI system of units, dimensional analysis and scale-up.

Basic concepts: fluid mechanics, liquids and gases, pressure/stress/force/mass, properties of fluids (viscosity, surface tension)

The unit systems: for chemical and process engineering and unit conversions

Dimensional analysis: the variables used in chemical and process engineering systems

Static systems: pressure, manometry, atmospheric pressure, barometry, buoyancy

Dynamic systems:
• Bernoulli’s equation: applications of Bernoulli to flow measurement, including pitot tube, orifice, venturi, weir and rotameter
• Friction
• Pipe flow: laminar flow, turbulent flow, velocity profiles, pressure losses in pipes and fittings, non-circular ducts, double integrals to determine area

Scale up

Pumping
• Pumps: pump sizing, net positive suction head, complete system design
• Control of flow with valves and variable speed
• Pipe networks
• Optimal pipe diameter and economic analysis

Drag

Compressible flow

Special topics

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course students will be able to
1. Convert one set of units to another commonly encountered in chemical engineering.
2. Carry out calculations for fluid mechanics involving static pressure, pipe flow profiles and pressure drop, pumping and other related topics.
3. Understand different types of flow measurement.
4. Have a practical understanding of uncertainties as seen in a laboratory flow system.
5. Work as a team for the creative design of a “water feature” and for lab work and reporting.
6. Write professional reports for an appropriate audience
7. Be proficient at using Excel for fluid mechanics calculations.
8. Interpret and design systems with flows

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 E16 Lecture Theatre (17/2-16/3)
- (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 102 (20/2-19/3)
- (23/4-28/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 F3 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
- (24/4-29/5)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Tuesday 09:00 - 00:00 27 Apr - 3 May
01-P2 Wednesday 07:00 - 09:00 27 Apr - 3 May

Timetable Note

29 Lectures, 6 Tutorials, and 1 test during normal lecture time.
Fluid lab and  water feature demonstration are also timetabled.
Tutorial sessions will be scheduled within the lecture timetable.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Heon Park

Concerns
Students with concerns about the course should contact the course coordinator, (Shusheng Pang), director of 1st Pro Studies (Ken Morison), or the Head of Department (Prof. Peter Gostomski).

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Final Exam 55%
Lab 1 5% Civil engineering fluids lab (5%, group report) due 1 week after the lab, 5pm
Assignments 13 Mar 2020 5% Assignment 1 - Unit conversions, viscosity, fluid statics, due Friday March 13th, 5pm
Test 27 Mar 2020 20% A 50 minute test on content taught in weeks 1-6 will be held on Friday the 27th of March.
Assignment Two 15 May 2020 5% Assignment 2: Pumps, complete systems and compressible flow due Friday 15th May.
Lab 2 29 May 2020 10% Water feature group project (10%) broken in to milestones 1%, project scoping 1%, final design 3%, WF demonstration 5%, Report due 29 May


Course Policies on Collaboration and Cheating
Solving problems in small teams and collaborative learning when working on assignments is encouraged.  However direct copying will result in reduced or zero marks for all students involved.  The assignments are mainly a tool to prepare you for the exams. We advise you to try them individually before collaborating in groups.

Course Requirements
Both labs must be attended to pass the course. Both lab reports must be handed in and completed to a satisfactory standard to pass the course.  Each student must sign submitted lab reports. Late reports and assignments will be penalised 10% per day after the due date.

Laboratories
Fluid Flow Lab: There will be one afternoon for each student to investigate pumping and flow measurement in the Civil Engineering Fluids Laboratory in Term 2.  Students will work as a team.  A group report will be required.

Water Feature
During Term 2, students will work in groups of 5 or 6 to design and build a water feature.  In the last week of the semester, each group will demonstrate their water feature.  A group report will be required.

Missing units in answers unless these are dimensionless
Zero points will be given to the problem

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Bird, R. Byron , Stewart, Warren E., Lightfoot, Edwin N; Transport phenomena; 2nd, Wiley international ed; J. Wiley, 2002.

De Nevers, Noel; Fluid mechanics for chemical engineers; 3rd ed; McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2005.

Himmelblau, David Mautner , Riggs, James B; Basic principles and calculations in chemical engineering; 7th ed. ; Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference, 2004.

Holland, F. A. , Bragg, R; Fluid flow for chemical engineers; 2nd ed. ; Edward Arnold, 1995.

Kessler, David P. , Greenkorn, Robert Albert; Momentum, heat, and mass transfer fundamentals; Marcel Dekker, 1999.

Wilkes, James O. , Bike, Stacy G; Fluid mechanics for chemical engineers; Prentice Hall PTR, 1999.

Physical quantities, units, unit conversion, basic flows in chemical engineering:
Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering (Himmelblau & Riggs, 2004, all-time best seller):

Fluid mechanics knowledge necessary in chemical engineering:
Fluid Flow for Chemical Engineers (Holland & Bragg, 1995)
Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers (Wilkes, 1999)
Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers (Nevers, 2005)

Fundamentals, Similarities / differences among fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer:
Transport Phenomena (Bird, Stewart & Lightfoot, 2002, all-time best seller)
Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer Fundamentals (Kessler & Greenkorn, 1999)

Notes

Concerns
Students with concerns about the course should contact Daniel Holland, 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 from the website. For example:

Special considerations: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/  

Academic Appeals of Assessments: Students with concerns about assessment processes or grades should be advised to speak first with the relevant lecturer. If the matter cannot be resolved, then the student should meet and discuss the matter with the Head of Department/School and thereafter follow the procedures outlined in the University procedures http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/postgraduate-/Academic-Appeals-Grievances-Principles-Procedures.pdf  and regulations https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general-regulations/academic-appeals-and-grievances/

Reconsideration of grades: If you are concerned that your final grade may be incorrect it is suggested (for CAPE) that you make an informal query to the course coordinator, but you may follow the official procedures: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/examinations/result-dates-and-appeals/

Disabilities: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/disability/

This is a core chemical engineering course and is a prerequisite of ENCH393.

Course Requirements:
Completion of all assignments, projects and tests.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Course Policies on Collaboration and Cheating
Solving problems in small teams and collaborative learning when working on assignments is encouraged.  However direct copying will result in reduced or zero marks for all students involved.  The assignments are mainly a tool to prepare you for the exams. We advise you to try them individually before collaborating in groups.

General Policies of the Department
Students may obtain the general policies of the University on matters such as special consideration applications, appeal procedures, reconsideration of grades and special provision for students with disabilities from the University Calendar

There are two lab components in this course.  Attendance to both is compulsory, and each group member must sign the submitted report.

Assessment and grading system

Two assignments will be given out throughout the semester and will be supported by tutorials. The assignments are to be handed in to assignment boxes on the 4th floor of the Link building (CAPE academic offices)
Assignment 1 (5%): Unit conversions, viscosity, fluid statics, due 13 March
Assignment 2 (5%): Pumps, complete systems and compressible flow, due 15 May

Civil engineering fluids lab (5%, group report) due 1 week after the lab, 5pm
Water feature group project (10%) broken in to milestones 1%, project scoping 1%, final design 3%, WF demonstration 5%,  Report due 29 May
Peer assessment will be used in water feature project to generate an individual grade for each student.

Test (20%): 50 min during normal lecture time on 27 March

Final Exam (55%): 150 min, date: TBA

Late submission of work

Late submissions will lose 10% grade per day overdue.

Requests for extensions

To be submitted to the course coordinator, or see Department policy on Special Consideration.

Resubmissions

To be submitted to the course coordinator

Where to submit and collect work

CAPE reception, 4th Floor Link building, or to Learn (as directed).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $975.00

International fee $5,500.00

* 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.

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