2018 FYEE Conference

Fundamentals of Engineering Design for Chemical Engineering 1st Year Undergraduates

Presented at Technical Session V

Fundamentals of Engineering Design for Chemical Engineering 1st Year Undergraduates

Irina Molodetsky, Robert Barat
An introductory course in chemical engineering for 1st year students is based on the industrially relevant and real-world example of an air and water flow system including pipes (empty and packed), pump, valves, fitting, etc. The students learn about design, construction, and testing within the context of scale-up. Comparison between measured and calculated pressure drops introduces students to design validation.
We employ a teaching methodology that emphasizes:
• fundamental fluid mechanics concepts using high school physics;
• the importance of the measurements and understanding of the underlying principles;
• a real-world approach to successful design through managing technical, environmental and quality requirements.
In this work-in-progress paper, our teaching methodology and specific examples of its integrated application in the classroom and laboratory are discussed.

Authors
  1. Dr. Irina Molodetsky New Jersey Institute of Technology [biography]
  2. Prof. Robert B. Barat Ph.D. New Jersey Institute of Technology [biography]
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