## Fluid Flow & Particle Mechanics (PROC2079)

I have taught Fluid Flow and Particle Mechanics (PROC2079) in 2014 and 2015. The course is intended for second year students and is 12 credit points.

This course is an introduction to fluid flow and particle mechanics with an emphasis on the fundamental concepts and applications. The objective of the course is to cover the basic concepts and their applications in the process industries. You will learn to design and analyse fluid flow systems and equipment handling fluid-particle systems. The course takes an approach that covers empirical formulae, theory and some simple mathematical derivations. Examples and applications will generally cover fluid machinery, pipe flow and fluid-particle systems. There will be occasional examples from other areas such as biological or polymer processing.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Describe the basic concepts of fluid flow and fluid-particle flow.

2. Describe the principles of incompressible fluid flow and the mechanisms of particle motion in fluids.

3. Design simple fluid flow systems.

Analyse fluid flow in particle handling systems such as fluidized and packed beds, settling tanks and centrifuges.

The course includes two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials. During tutorials, you are expected to work independently and/or with peers, where, an individual face-to-face feedback will be given in each class. The assignment will require self-directed studies and research. The course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.

Assignment (25%) – More details will be given in the class, first lecture

Test (15%)

Exam (Fluid Flow and Particle Mechanics Section) (50%)

The one hour Test for the fluid flow section is a CLOSED BOOK TEST and will contain topics from the Fluid Flow section only.

The 2-hour final Examination is a CLOSED BOOK EXAM and will contain topics from the Fluid Flow and Particle Mechanics.

*Course Description*This course is an introduction to fluid flow and particle mechanics with an emphasis on the fundamental concepts and applications. The objective of the course is to cover the basic concepts and their applications in the process industries. You will learn to design and analyse fluid flow systems and equipment handling fluid-particle systems. The course takes an approach that covers empirical formulae, theory and some simple mathematical derivations. Examples and applications will generally cover fluid machinery, pipe flow and fluid-particle systems. There will be occasional examples from other areas such as biological or polymer processing.

*Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)*On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Describe the basic concepts of fluid flow and fluid-particle flow.

2. Describe the principles of incompressible fluid flow and the mechanisms of particle motion in fluids.

3. Design simple fluid flow systems.

Analyse fluid flow in particle handling systems such as fluidized and packed beds, settling tanks and centrifuges.

*Overview of Learning Activities*The course includes two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials. During tutorials, you are expected to work independently and/or with peers, where, an individual face-to-face feedback will be given in each class. The assignment will require self-directed studies and research. The course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.

*Overview of**Assessment**Fluid Flow***-**Tutorials (5%) – Each tutorial 1%*Particle Mechanics***-**Tutorials (5%) – Each tutorial 1%Assignment (25%) – More details will be given in the class, first lecture

Test (15%)

Exam (Fluid Flow and Particle Mechanics Section) (50%)

The one hour Test for the fluid flow section is a CLOSED BOOK TEST and will contain topics from the Fluid Flow section only.

The 2-hour final Examination is a CLOSED BOOK EXAM and will contain topics from the Fluid Flow and Particle Mechanics.