Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: Engineering
Course Number: ENGR 451
Course Title: Transport Phenomena Laboratory
Number of Credits: 1
Catalog Description: (1 S.H.) A lecture-laboratory course. Theories of pressure, flow, and temperature measurements. Experiments in momentum, heat, and mass transfer. Emphasis on technical writing of laboratory reports. This course is one of four engineering courses that collectively satisfy 6 credits of the writing flag requirement in the University Studies Program.
This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2 Yes .
This is a new course proposal No . (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)
Department Contact Person for this course: Fariborz Parsi
The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):
A. Basic Skills: B. Arts & Sciences Core:
______ 1. College Reading and Writing ______ 1. Humanities
______ 2. Oral Communication ______ 2. Natural Science
______ 3. Mathematics ______ 3. Social Science
______ 4. Physical Development and Wellness ______ 4. Fine & Performing Arts
C. Unity and Diversity: D. Flagged Courses:
1. Critical Analysis ___X_ 1. Writing
______ 2. Science and Social Policy ______ 2. Oral
______ 3. a. Global Perspectives ______ 3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics
______ b. Multicultural Perspectives ______ b. Critical Analysis
__ __ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship
______ b. Democratic Institutions
ENGR 451: Transport Phenomena Lab
The modified syllabus and other related materials for ENGR 451 are available at the following web site:
Prerequisites by Course(s) and Topic(s):
ENG 111- College Reading and Writing
ENGR 350- Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 370- Heat and Mass Transfer
STAT 303- Introduction to Engineering Statistics
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials:
F. Parsi, Transport Phenomena Laboratory Manual
This course is designed to provide the students with the experimental experience on some of the fundamental issues of momentum, heat, and mass transfer. It is also the objective of the course to introduce the students to all aspects of experimental work. These are need justification, setting objectives, planning, design of experiments, conducting the experimental work, data collection, data analysis, and communicating the results to others. An integral objective of this course is to learn writing laboratory reports and improving the technical writing and literature search skills of students.
267 minutes of lecture per semester (equivalent of 1/3 of 1 credit hour)
1067 minutes of laboratory per semester (equivalent to 2/3 of 1 credit hour)
Contribution of Course to Writing Flag Requirements:
Engineering students perform experiments using the procedures and processes they learned earlier in their engineering courses. Students incorporate the practices and procedures into their laboratory reports.
In the experiments, the theory gained through the engineering courses on Fluid Mechanics, and Heat and Mass Transfer will be put into practice. This will help them to understand and express the concepts.
Students are in a position of reporting the experimental activities in a meaningful way to the readers in the field. The concepts and data analysis will be reported, and the feed back on the report from the instructor will ensure the expectations of readers in the field.
Students learn how to use up-to-date equipment, data acquisition and control, and computer and printing facilities in their experimental work. This activity is very useful in research and reporting in the field.
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