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EMAN301 Fluids and Heat Transfer

Boundary layer theory in fluid flow, energy and momentum transfer, dimensional analysis, correlations. Heat exchanger design and combustion technology including modelling and design.

This paper examines the physics of fluid dynamics, including their role in real applications such as pipe-work, flow measurement devices, pumps and compressors. Conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer are also addressed.

Paper title Fluids and Heat Transfer
Paper code EMAN301
Subject Energy Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
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EMAN 201
Recommended Preparation
MATH 203
Schedule C

Dr Sam Lowrey

Teaching staff

Dr Sam Lowrey

Associate Professor Sarah Wakes

Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, 5th Edition, Welty, Wicks, Wilson and Rorrer, John Wiley & Sons
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this paper students will be able to:

  1. State the conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy and apply these laws to solve problems of energy systems.
  2. Analyse incompressible and compressible flows in pipes and channels.
  3. Understand the principles of pumps, fans and compressors and analyse performance of pumping systems.
  4. Apply flow-measurement devices to measure flow rate, pressure and velocity of fluid flows.
  5. Understand theories of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer and heat exchangers and solve heat-transfer problems.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 19, 21
A2 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-14, 16-22