[Summary of Lecture] The course focuses on the evaluation methods and improvement of energy processes and operations. Based on the fundamentals of heat transfer, students learn how to evaluate the efficiency of various energy processes and to improve heat transfer rate. The course also deals with energy processes in which chemical reactions and phase changes takes place.
[Aim of Lecture] This lecture aims for students to have an ability to evaluate the efficiency of various energy processes and how to utilize energy effectively and to improve heat transfer rate by the analyses based on thermodynamics and heat transfer mechanisms.
[Target of Lecture] Target of this lecture is to understand methodology to utilize energy effectively and to improve heat transfer rate by the analyses based on thermodynamics and heat transfer mechanisms which are required for energy operations in chemical engineering.
energy processes, evaluation and improvement of efficiency, energy transformation
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | ✔ Critical thinking skills | ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
The first part of the lecture is the explanation of topic scheduled. Towards the end of class, students tackle exercise problems related to the topic taught on that day. Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Basics of heat transfer | To be able to understand the basics of heat transfer phenomena. |
Class 2 | Energy equations | To be able to understand energy equations. |
Class 3 | Heat conduction analyzed with energy equations | To be able to analyze heat conduction using energy equations. |
Class 4 | Optimization of heat transfer (heat conduction) | To be able to design heat conduction system to optimize heat transfer rate. |
Class 5 | Unsteady state heat conduction | To be able to understand unsteady state heat conduction. |
Class 6 | Convective heat transfer analyzed with energy equations | To be able to analyze convection using energy equations. |
Class 7 | Heat transfer through boundary layer flow | To be able to understand boundary layer flow and to estimate heat transfer rate through boundary layer flow. |
Class 8 | Heat transfer of flow in pipe | To be able to understand flow in pipe and to estimate heat transfer rate of flow in pipe. |
Class 9 | Optimization of heat transfer (convection) | To be able to design convection system to optimize heat transfer rate. |
Class 10 | Basics of Radiation heat transfer | To be able to understand basics of radiation heat transfer. |
Class 11 | Radiation heat transfer between gray bodies or in high temperature gas | To be able to estimate heat transfer rate between gray bodies or in high temperature gas. |
Class 12 | Exergy | To be able to understand the concept of exergy. |
Class 13 | Evaluation of energy transformation processes | To be able to evaluate energy transformation processes. |
Class 14 | Energy operations with chemical reactions | To be able to understand energy operations with chemical reactions and to evaluate the operations. |
Class 15 | Energy operations in chemical industry | To be able to understand energy operations in chemical industry and to evaluate the operations. |
None required.
Siro Yoshikawa, “Basics of transfer phenomena (In Japanese)”, Kagakudojin, ISBN-13: 978-4759815917, Textbooks entitled such as chemical engineering and heat transfer. Also materials are distributed accordingly.
Students will be assessed on their understanding of the methodology to utilize energy effectively and to improve heat transfer rate, based on their scores of report (50%) and exercise problems (50%).
No prerequisites are necessary, however enrollment in the related courses is desirable.