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

    This course covers the physics of fluid dynamics - how fluids interact with solids in flow situations - and how this can be used to understand heat transfer by convection.  Conduction and radiation heat transfer are also addressed, as well as how fluid dynamics and heat transfer relates to real applications and key components of energy systems such as pumps, compressors, and heat exchangers. This paper is fundamental for further work in the areas of process engineering, energy production and conversion and sustainable energy technologies.

    About this paper

    Paper title Fluids and Heat Transfer
    Subject Energy Management
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
    Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21
    Wednesday 14:00-17:50 17
    A2 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
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