MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleADVANCED TRANSPORT PROCESSES
Course Unit CodeMOE513
Course Unit DetailsMSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering (Elective Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Solve fundamental problems of non-Newtonian flow, describe basic non-Newtonian flow characteristics and analyse simple flows
  2. Develop a flow pattern map and calculate the two-phase frictional pressure drop with various methods.
  3. Perform thermal and hydraulic design of heat exchangers.
  4. Solve boiling and condensation heat transfer problems using the appropriate correlations.
  5. Calculate concentration distribution in steady and unsteady mass transfer, such as evaporation and chemical reaction problems.
  6. Define the Binary Mass-Transfer coefficient associated with a multi-component system in one and two phases.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·     Non-Newtonian flow: Fundamental of non-Newtonianflow, basic non-Newtonian flow characteristics, basic non-Newtonianconstitutive equations.

·     Multiphase flow: Fundamentals of multiphase flowincluding basic concepts, flow pattern maps, two-phase frictional pressuredrop.

·     Heat transfer and Heat exchanger design methods: The overall heat transfercoefficient, heat transfer correlations, Heat exchanger types, heat exchangeranalysis, thermal design and hydraulic design.

·     Boiling and condensation: Dimensionless parameters,boiling modes and correlations, physical mechanisms of condensation, film anddropwise condensation.

·    Mass transfer: Mass diffusivity, ordinarydiffusion, concentration distribution in steady and unsteady mass transfer,mass transfer across a phase boundary, the binary mass-transfer coefficient formulti-component systems.

·    Laboratory Work: Individual or small group experiments performed withthe use of the heat transfer/heat exchanger unit. Experiments include thedesign and analysis of the basic units of a typical heat exchanger.

Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • R.B. Bird, W.E. Bird and E.N. Lightfoot, Transport Phenomena, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
  • T.L. Bergman, F.P. Incropera, A.S. Lavine, D.P. DeWitt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
References
  • J.R. Backhurst, J.H. Harker, J.M. Coulson and J.F. Richardson, Chemical Engineering Vol. 1: Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer. Butterworth-Heinemann, 6th edition, 1999.
  • R.K. Sinnot, J.M. Coulson and J.F. Richardson, Coulson and Richardson’s Chemical Engineering: Chemical Engineering Design, Vol. 6. Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999.
  • P.B. Whalley, Boiling, Condensation and Gas-Liquid Flow, Clarendon press, Oxford, 1987.
  • R.P. Chhabra and J.F. Richardson, Non-Newtonian Flow and Applied Rheology (Second Edition), Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, 2008.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The taught part of course is delivered to the students by means oflectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes andpresentations are available through the web for students to use in combinationwith the textbooks.

Lectures are supplemented with laboratory work carried out in theMechanical Engineering Lab. Laboratory sessions are designed such that thestudents would appreciate the theory presented in the lectures and,furthermore, practical applications of the results are demonstrated.

Students are assessed continuously and theirknowledge is checked through tests with their assessment weight.
Assessment methods and criteria
Assignments10%
Laboratory work10%
Tests30%
Final Exam50%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO