ENCH393-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


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

The course includes the following topics:

Fluid Mechanics (Shusheng Pang, 21L, 2 Assignments, Exam)
• Momentum and Navier-Stokes Equations
• Non-Newtonian fluids
• Gas-liquid two phase flow
• Filtration
• Mixing

Particles (Daniel Holland, 7L, 1 Assignment, Exam)
• Particles size distribution, and size measurement
• Single-particle fluid mechanics
• Fluidisation

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Sound understanding of fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
  • Application of fluid mechanics fundamentals to complex flows including non-Newtonian fluids, two-phase flow, filtration and mixing.
  • Understanding of fundamental challenges of particle processing.
  • Apply particle characterisation techniques.
  • Evaluate heat transfer problems to determine significant heat transfer resistances and simplifications of problems.
  • Apply numerical methods to heat transfer problems.
  • Develop models of heat transfer for simple problems.

  • Communicating complex concepts to peers.
  • Produce clear, concise reports on complex material.
  • Design and document spreadsheets to solve complex problems.
    • University Graduate Attributes

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

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Course Coordinator

Daniel Holland


Shusheng Pang and Daniel Holland


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 55%
Assignment 1 (Momentum) 07 Mar 2018 15%
Assignment 2: (Non-Newtonian Fluids) 19 Mar 2018 15%
Assignment 3: Particles/ Fuidisation 17 May 2018 15%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

Mills, Anthony F; Basic heat and mass transfer; 2nd ed; Prentice Hall, 1999.

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.

Winterton, R. H. S; Heat transfer; Oxford University Press, 1997.


Students with concerns about the course should contact Daniel Holland, the 2nd Pro Director of Studies, or the Head of 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 http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general-regulations/academic-appeals-and-grievance-regulations/

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 course builds on the heat transfer and fluid mechanics concepts introduced in ENCH292 and ENCH293 in the 1st Professional Year.

Completion of all assignments, projects and tests.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* 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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