Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to develop an understanding of Fluid Flow. Topics include: Fluid statics; Flow of fluids: general energy and momentum relationships; Flow of Newtonian liquids in pipes: friction factors and pressure drop, velocity distribution for laminar flow using shell balances, turbulent flow, friction losses, flow over banks of tubes; Flow and pressure measurement: Fluid pressure, measurement of fluid flow; Pumping of liquids: centrifugal pump characteristics, matching of pump and system curves, power requirements. Heat Transfer: conduction: plane walls, cylinders, spheres, resistances in series, unsteady conduction; convection: natural and forced, internal and external, condensation and boiling; radiation: view factors, black bodies, grey bodies, gases; shell and tube heat exchanger hardware and design: mean temperature difference, overall heat transfer coefficients, pressure drops.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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