KB7060 - Heat, Mass Transfer & Computational Fluid Dynamics

What will I learn on this module?

This module will evolve your understanding of and develop specialist knowledge in the subject area of heat and mass transfer systems. It aims to appraise practical methods in solving complex problems in the subject field using analytical, computational, and experimental approaches. Open-ended problems with no obvious and immediate solution, in topics such as viscous flow, heat transfer and turbulence will be considered and judged in the context of their industrial application. You will evaluate the characterisation and specification of complex systems and emerging technologies in this field in the context of global developments in this area of mechanical engineering.

How will I learn on this module?

Active learning sessions will allow you to engage with and appraise new material and assist you in exploring and critiquing key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to complex and authentic engineering problems. A problem-solving focused curriculum will allow you to explore and analyse solutions to complex challenges where wide-ranging and conflicting constraints require innovative discovery and enterprise. Learning activities will enable students to work collaboratively and practice and reflect upon the effectiveness of teamwork and communication skills, and the facilitation of creative thinking approaches to solve open-ended engineering problems.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During your active learning sessions, academic support will be available to facilitate your exploration of the problem-solving activities. Formative feedback will be provided by the module team, including answering student queries and providing guidance concerning the module such as assessments and your academic progress. The electronic learning platform (eLP) provides a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning. Contact with academic tutors and your peers outside formal teaching hours is encouraged through dedicated ‘office hours’, discussion boards and messaging systems within the eLP. Professional support staff, such as Ask4Help, provide the first point of contact for a range of queries, including, for example, those concerning assessment submission, late submission/extensions, and other administrative issues.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

MLO1 - Formulate and analyse complex heat transfer and fluids problems to reach substantiated conclusions. This will involve evaluating available data using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles, and using engineering judgment to work with information that may be uncertain or incomplete, discussing the limitations of the techniques employed.



MLO2 - Select and critically evaluate technical literature and other sources of information relating to heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics to solve complex problems.



Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO3 - Use practical heat transfer and fluids laboratory and workshop skills to investigate complex problems.



MLO4 - Select and apply appropriate analytical and computational fluid dynamics techniques to model complex problems, discussing the limitations of the techniques employed.



Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

MLO5 - Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex fluids and energy problems (to include the entire lifecycle of a product or process) and minimise adverse impacts.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment

Academic staff on the module will assess you in a formative manner to help build your confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Your formative feedback will be given to you either verbally by academic staff on the module during formally scheduled teaching sessions or using the eLP. Your formative feedback aims to help you learn and prepare for the submission of your summative assessment.



Summative Assessment

Academic staff on the module will assess you in a summative manner by two pieces of assessment:

Component 1 to assess your knowledge and understanding through the application of laboratory skills and computational and analytical techniques to model complex heat, mass transfer or fluid dynamics problems (MLOs 1-3) through completing an industry compatible written submission.

Component 2, will evaluate your ability to apply creativity and curiosity to solve complex heat, mass transfer or fluid dynamics problems reaching substantiated conclusions and with due regard to environmental and societal impacts (MLO 4 & 5) in an industry compatible written submission.



Feedback will be provided electronically through the eLP or student email within 20 working days of the date of submission.?

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module will evolve your understanding of and develop specialist knowledge in the subjects of heat and mass transfer systems. You will appraise practical methods in solving complex problems in the subject field using analytical, computational, and experimental approaches. You will evaluate the characterisation of complex systems and emerging technologies in this field in the context of global development. In the module, you will be encouraged to conduct research and undertake critical thinking through the application of appropriate knowledge and methodologies to tackle complex problems. Active learning sessions will allow you to engage with and appraise new material and assist you in exploring and critiquing key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to complex and authentic engineering problems. The module utilises the electronic learning platform (eLP) to provide a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning.

Course info

UCAS Code H314

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Fee Information

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