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Transport Phenomena (CHE 426)

A One-Semester Mid-Year Course


Department of Chemical Engineering
Ryerson University

Course Information Fall 2014


Instructors

Dr. J. Wu

Course Schedule

Lec.

Office Hour

TBD

Prerequisites

CHE 308

Corequisites

None

KHS 241-G
Thursdays
Fridays

ext. 6549

11 12 noon
2 - 4 pm

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The intention of the course is to show the similarities and the differences of the three transport
(mass, momentum and energy) processes. Understanding of transport phenomena provides
deeper insight into the fundamental processes occurring in the engineering operations. By
understanding the mechanism and methodology applied in solving the basic engineering transport
problems, students will be able to analyze and obtain solutions to the more advanced and difficult
concepts.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
This course has the following learning objectives1 for the students:
1. Develops further knowledge of science in support of application to engineering problems. (1a)
2. Applies mathematical principles, skills, and tools to solve engineering problems, highlighting
limitations or a range of applications. (1b)
3. Demonstrates and applies core engineering principles and concepts to solve engineering
problems. (1c)
4. Selects and uses an appropriate method for problem definition. (4b)
5. Applies engineering principles and theories to define an accurate problem statement. (4b)
6. Describes differences between methods, performs a specified method in hypothetical design
situation. (4d)
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from Graduate Attributes (http://www.feas.ryerson.ca/quality_assurance/accreditation.pdf) required by the


Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

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EVALUATIONS
The marking scheme of CHE 426 includes the following components:
1. Assignments
10%
2. Projects
20%
3. Mid-term Exam
20%
4. Final Exam
50%
Total
100%

PROJECT SELECTION, WORK AND REPORTS


A list of topics will be given to the students by the instructor. Students are to work in groups. Projects
are assigned on a lottery basis. Each group will submit a report at the end of the semester. The
maximum number of students in a group is four. Each member of a project group has to contribute
toward all aspects of the project.
The project reports are expected to be divided in sections meeting the general requirements of a
formal technical report.

IMPORTANT NOTES
1. Attend All classes. In particular, students are expected to actively participate in discussions.
Taking proper notes of lectures is advised.
2. Students must submit their assignments by the due submission date into the drop box outside
department office. Students are advised to photocopy and backup their assignments before
submitting them. No late assignment will be accepted unless the reasons are deemed
valid.
3. All assignment must have the standard cover page which can be completed and printed from
the Department website at www.ryerson.ca/chemeng. The cover page must be signed by the
student(s) prior to submission of the work. The submission of assignment should be organized
in the following order:
a. Cover page
b. Question sheet
c. Students solutions
Please note that submissions without the cover pages will NOT be accepted.
4. Students must submit their project reports by the due submission date into the drop box
outside department office. No late reports will be accepted unless the reasons are deemed
valid.
5. All reports must have the standard cover page which can be completed and printed from the
Department website at www.ryerson.ca/chemeng. The cover page must be signed by the
student(s) prior to submission of the work. Please note that submissions without the cover
pages will NOT be accepted. The reports should have the following sections: Abstract,
Introduction, Theory, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and
Recommendations, References, and Appendices (optional). A table of contents is also
required.
6. Writing of Mid-Term Exam and Final Exam
a. Unless otherwise announced, the mid-term exam will be conducted on Oct.31, 2014.
b. The final exam will be a 3-hour long open book and notes exam during the
examination period after the end of the classes.
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c. Any student who is absent from the mid-term exam must provide, within 3 business
days, valid reasons for the absence along with supporting official documents.
7. Medical or Compassionate documents for the missing of an exam must be submitted within 3
working days of the exam. Students are responsible for notifying the instructor that they will be
missing an exam as soon as possible.
8. Requests for accommodation of specific religious or spiritual observance must be presented to
the instructor no later than two weeks prior to the conflict in question (in the case of final
examinations within two weeks of the release of the examination schedule). In extenuating
circumstances this deadline may be extended. If the dates are not known well in advance
because they are linked to other conditions, requests should be submitted as soon as possible
in advance of the required observance. Given that timely requests will prevent difficulties with
arranging constructive accommodations, students are strongly encouraged to notify the
instructor of an observance accommodation issue within the first two weeks of classes.
9. The results of mid-term exam will be returned to students before the deadline to drop an
undergraduate course in good Academic Standing.
10. Students are required to adhere to all relevant University policies including:
a. Undergraduate Grading, Promotion and Academic Standing,
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol46.pdf
b. Student Code of Academic Conduct,
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol60.pdf
c. Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct,
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol61.pdf
d. Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals,
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol134.pdf
e. Examination Policy, http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol135.pdf
f. Accom.of Student Relig., Abor. and Spir. Observance,
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol150.pdf
g. Est.of Stud. Email Accts for Official Univ. Commun.,
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/policies/pol157.pdf

REFERENCES
Given the characteristics of the course, no single textbook can satisfy its requirements. Following are
the recommended references:
1.
Bird, R.B., Stewart, W.E. and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, John Wiley &
Sons, 2nd edition(revised), 2007.
2.
Brodkey, R.S. and Hershey, H.C., Transport Phenomena: A Unified Approach,
McGraw Hill, 1988.
3.
Welty, J.R., Wicks, C.E. and Wilson, R.E., Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and
Mass Transfer, John Wiley & Sons, 1969.

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