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PE1813: Fluid Mechanics and Particle Processing

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 18 x 1hr(s) Lectures (blended learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Fitzpatrick, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering.
Lecturer(s): Dr John Fitzpatrick, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, Mr. Jason Murtagh, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering; Staff, School of Engineering, Guest lecturers.
Module Objective: To develop an understanding of fluid mechanics, powder technology and particle processing.
Module Content: Properties of fluids, compressible and incompressible, fluid statics, fluid dynamics. Pumps, fans, compressors, piping systems, flow measurement, sampling systems, Bernoulli's equation, design of pump-pipeline systems. Particle and powder characterisation, dust fires and explosions, dust separation and air pollution control, powder storage and transport.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Apply Bernoulli's equation for a range of piping systems.
  • Design a pump-pipeline system for a Newtonian fluid.
  • Select an appropriate pump and ancillary fluid pipeline equipment for various fluid and flow situations.
  • Explain how to define and measure a number of particle and powder properties.
  • Conduct a basic process design analysis of dust separators.
  • Explain the basics of powder flow out of silos and transport in pneumatic conveyors.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (2 x 2,500-3,000 word essays, projects, assignments or equivalent, 15 marks each).
Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% and at least 30% in both the written examination and the continuous assessment.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Winter 2021.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Autumn 2022. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (unless a grade of less than 30% has been achieved in which case the student will be invited to resubmit their continuous assessment in the autumn).

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