Fall 2012
Lecture: MW 8:00-9:20 am in 211 Walters Prerequisites: PHY 211, MAT 296 (or concurrent), FCH 152 |
Instructor: Dr. Gary M. Scott 205 Walters Hall Phone: x6501 Email: gscott@esf.edu Office Hrs: by appointment |
Teaching Assistant: Mr. John Buyondo Phone: 315-420-7074 410 Walters Hall Email: jpbuyond@syr.edu Office Hrs: Tu 2:00-4:00 pm, W 12:00-2:00 pm (Other times by appointment) |
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Ms. Aislinn Brackman 14 Bray Hall Email: abrackma@syr.edu Office Hrs: M 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Th 10:30 am-12:30 pm (Other times by appointment) |
Conservation of mass and energy applied to steady-state and dynamic process units and systems. Problem analysis and solution; computational techniques. Thermodynamic data and their use; real vs. perfect gases; steam properties; psychrometry.
The course is designed as an introduction to engineering calculations and problem solving. These are skills that you will use in many of your upper division paper, bioprocess, and environmental engineering courses, summer and co-op jobs, and in your future employment. For example in PSE 468, you will be doing mass and energy balances on the paper machines in the pilot plant during the senior papermaking runs. In addition to learning how to solve engineering problems with pencil, paper, and calculator, we will also be doing computer solutions using WinGems (a pulp and paper industry-specific simulator), MathCad, Matlab, and Excel. Developing the skill to solve complicated mass and energy balance problems will make the topics covered in future classes much easier to learn.
Chemistry, physics, and calculus are prerequisites for this course according to the catalog. If you have not satisfied these prerequisites, you should seriously consider not taking this course until you have satisfied them. Specifically, I assume that you understand the following concepts from chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science.
Every course that a student takes should further his knowledge, building on what was learned previously. By the end of this course, each student should be able:
PSE 370 is a sophomore/junior level course intended to be taken after some basic fundamental courses and before more in-depth engineering courses. The skills you learn in this class will help with the problem solving that occurs in many of your subsequent classes. Specifically, this class addresses the following published learning outcomes for Paper Science and Engineering:
Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Seventh Edition by David M. Himmelblau (Prentice Hall, 2004). The text is available from Syracuse University Bookstore. It is also available (and probably cheaper) from online booksellers such as www.textbooks.com, amazon.com, and www.bn.com. If you do order the book from an online seller, you should use overnight or express shipping to receive the book in a timely manner. It is expected that most of the text will be covered in the course. Steam tables will also need to be purchased as announced in class. Students are also encouraged to purchase the Fundamentals of Engineering Supplied-Reference Handbook, 7th Edition produced by the NCEES (www.ncees.org). This book is the only reference material allowed to be used on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam so it is in your best interest to be thoroughly familiar with its layout. Two other useful texts are Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, edited by Don W. Green (McGraw-Hill, 1984) and Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations, edited by Tyler G. Hicks (McGraw-Hill, 1995).
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