Teaching

CHEN 3030 – Fluid Mechanics (2019 – 2022 Spring)

Co-requisites: MATH.2360 or MATH.2340 and CHEN.2020

Textbook: Fluid Mechanics by R. C. Hibbeler, Pearson (2nd Edition)

Purpose of Course: This course introduces the students to several fundamental concepts and applications of fluid mechanics. It overviews the basic properties of fluids, the study of fluid statics and fluid flow systems, and the development and application of the appropriate mass, momentum, and energy balance relationships needed to solve a variety of practical problems, with a particular focus on the macroscopic view. Emphasis is on the ability to apply the basic principles to the design and analysis of engineering systems involving applications in hydrostatics, internal, and external flows, pump selection, flow measurement, etc. The course also focuses on proper problem solving strategy and on the correct use of units in engineering analysis.

 

CHEN 3040 – Heat Transfer and Unit Operation (2016 – 2019, 2021 Fall)

Prerequisites: CHEN 3030 Fluid Mechanics.

References and Suggested Textbooks:

  1. P. Incropera, D. P. DeWitt, Bergman, T. L., Lavine, A. S., Introduction to Heat Transfer, Sixth Edition, Wiley, 2011 – OR – Fifth Edition, Wiley, 2007.
  2. Geankoplis, Christie J.; Hersel, Allen A.; Lepek, Daniel. H. Transport Processes and Unit Operations. (The 5th edition, published July 2018), Other editions for reference: 3rd (1993) or 4th (1999).
  3. Couper, J.R., Penney, W.R., and Fair, J.R. Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and Design. Elsevier, 2012.
  4. Jess, Andrea; Wasserscheid, Peter. Chemical Technology : An Integral Textbook. Wiley, 2013.
  5. Silla, H. Chemical Process Engineering: Design And Economics. CRC Press, 2003. (Limited access)
  6. McCabe, W., Smith, J.L., Harriot, P. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering,
    Any of the following editions 5th (1993), 6th (2000) or 7th (2004) are useful references.

 Purpose of Course: The goal of the course is to provide an understanding of essential unit operations in chemical engineering practice. The design and operation of equipment for fluid flow (pumps, compressors) and heat transfer (heat exchangers, cooling towers, evaporators, boilers, condensers) as well as other fundamental operations and phase separation equipment (mixers/agitators, filters, settling tanks, etc) are considered. The course includes fundamental connections to heat transfer principles as well as fluid flow and mass transfer.  The analysis, design and operating characteristics of unit operations are illustrated through the solution and discussion of homework problems.

 

CHEN 4030 – Chemical Reaction Engineering (2017 – 2022 Spring, 2020 Fall)

Prerequisites: CHEN.3110 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics with a C or better, and Co-requisite: CHEM 3440 Physical Chemistry I.

Textbook: H. Scott Fogler, Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 1st Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011.

Purpose of Course: This course will provide a systematic study of chemical kinetics and reaction engineering. The goal is to provide students with the concepts, theory, and design principles to understand chemical kinetics and reaction engineering and to solve real and complex problems that they will encounter in their research and profession. Emphasis will be on the derivation and application of design equations into main types of reactors, understanding of complex reactions and reaction mechanism, and enhancement of problem-solving ability.

 

CHEN 4150L – Process Operations and Controls Lab (2020 FALL)

Prerequisites: CHEN 3150  Unit Operations Lab.

Co-requisites: CHEN 4130  Process Dynamics & Control, CHEN 3100  Separations, CHEN 4030  Chemical Reaction Engineering.

Textbook: Lab Handbook, PD&C Text Book.

Purpose of Course

  • Provide experimental evidence of the key operating parameters that impact the operation of reaction and separation processes
  • Introduce process dynamics and dynamic data during normal chemical engineering operations
  • Introduce process and control operations
  • Introduce computer control of processes and computer data handling
  • Learn how to plan safe-operation and experimentation
  • Learn how to report experimental results
  • Learn how to communicate experimentation verbally and in written language.