Module Title:   Fluid and Particle Mechanics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2314M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Raj Patel

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

The aim of this module is to give the student an understanding of the concepts and theory involved in fluid and particle mechanics.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Theoretical understanding and problem solving are achieved through lectures and tutorials/example classes. Practical skills are developed in the laboratory sessions. The syllabus content involves various teaching and assessment methods suited to achieving the learning outcomes.

Lectures:   13.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   14.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   9.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Develop understanding of the physical phenomena, theoretical concepts and design aspects of processes involving particulate systems.
1.2 Develop laboratory skills of some unit operations and practical awareness of health and safety issues in chemical processes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Apply calculation procedures for preliminary design work
2.2 Use laboratory skills to achieve desired outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Engage with problem solving techniques having wider applications in the chemical industry.

  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Examination - closed book
  Laboratory Report   30%
  Group report on Sedimentation, Fluidised Bed and Aeration

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
1) Free settling of solid particles: Drag force on spherical particles, Terminal settling velocities, Unsteady state free settling - (Stokes Law Region), Cyclone separation (solid-gas).
2) Hindered settling of solid particles: Modifications of Stokes Law, Empirical models (Richardson & Zaki), Packed bed model, Application to design of continuous thickeners.
3) Flow through porous media granular beds, packed columns and fluidised beds: Characteristics of packed beds, Capillary model for flow through packed beds (Carman-Kozeny and Ergun Equations), Flow through expanded beds (minimum fluidisation velocity, design of fluidised beds, hindered settling).
4) Filtration: Flow through filter cakes (incompressible cake), Flow through filter media, flow through compressible cake, Constant rate/pressure filtration, Washing of cake.

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