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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECH5321

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1791 2006-01-25
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 2107
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Carlos A. Smith 45859

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECH 5321 Chemical Process Engineering II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Chem Proc Eng I
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Bachelors degree in science, math, or engineering



    Course Description

    Basic concepts of fluid mechanics, including viscous fluids, pipe flow with minor losses, simple fluid machinery, momentum and external flow. Steady state conductive and convective heat transfer. Not available for chemical engineering students.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is required for the Chemical Process Engineering Certificate. Chemical Engineers are educated in the design and operation of chemical processes. However, there are many other degreed-professionals (electrical engineers, civil engineers, indu

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is the second course required for the Chemical Process Engineering Certificate. The course will not service any other program. It is estimated that the course will be offered once a year with 20 students.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objective of this course is to present the basic principles and practice of fluid flow and heat transfer.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. To know the calculation of friction losses and the use of the Mechanical Energy Balance equation

    2. To calculate pressure drops (static and dynamic) in piping systems

    3. To calculate NPSH and to know the importance of this number

    4. To calculate the heat losses through insulation (conduction heat transfer)

    5. To calculate the overall heat transfer coefficient, U, and its use to size heat exchangers

    6. To explain the difference between process demand and heat load

    7. To know the use of an equation solver, TK Solver.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Mechanical energy transfer

    2. Friction drop

    3. Sizing of pumps and compressors

    4. NPSH and cavitation

    5. Conduction heat transfer

    6. Convection heat transfer

    D. Textbooks

    Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Yunus A. Cengel & Robert H. Turner, McGraw Hill Book Co

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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