SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M3H324922
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The main objective of the module is to supplement the course Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer with experiments that will reinforce the fundamental concepts of momentum and heat transfer .particular emphasis will be given on fluid statics, fluid dynamics, fluid metering, fluid transportation, pressure drop in packed and fluidized beds and experiments pertaining to the three modes of heat transfer.


Measurement of densities, specific gravities and weights Measurement of viscosity Calibration of flow meters pipe friction losses pressure drop in packed and fluidized beds Characteristics of centrifugal pumps Shell and tube heat exchanger Double pipe heat exchanger Transient heat conduction Emissivity

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to1. Demonstrate the techniques involved in experimentation, recording the observations, and analysis of fluid flow. (AM1/AM4)2. Demonstrate the measurement techniques pertaining to the physical properties of fluids. (AM1/AM4)3. Appraise the experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of experimental data through laboratory reports. (AM1/AM4)4. Identify safe operating practices and requirements for laboratory experiments. (AM1/AM4)5. Demonstrate the experiments pertaining to conduction, convection, radiation and heat exchangers. (AM1/AM4)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Laboratory experiments will enhance team work, understanding of practical application of engineering fundamentals,analytical skills and report writing skills.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. McCabe, W.L., Smith, J.C. and HarriottP(2001) Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, Sixth Edition: McGraw Hill International Edition. 2. Coulson and Richardson(2006) Chemical Engineering, Vol.I : Butterworth-Heinmenn Publications, New York. Badger, W.L. and Banchero J.T.(1997) Introduction to Chemical Engineering :Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Ltd.

Transferrable Skills

Development of skills in problem solving, independent learning, laboratory analytical skills, technical report writing.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00
Practicals (FT) 28.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Coursework 1
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Midterm Test Lab Test 25% (Unseen written - 1 ½ Hours)
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Endterm Lab test 25%(Unseen written - 1 ½ Hours)