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Course Syllabus for ChE 515: Chemical Process Equipment Design


1. Introduction to Chemical Process Equipment Design TLO 1: 3
Describe the design process
2. Introduction to Materials of Construction TLO 2: 3
a. Mechanical properties Describe the design process
b. Chemical compatibility
3. Introduction to corrosion TLO 3: 3
Differentiate the types and factors
contributing to corrosion, as well as
explain the impact of corrosion on process
4. General Classification of Materials TLO 4: 3
a. Metals Identify the different types of materials
b. Ceramics and their respective properties for specific
c. Polymers industrial applications
d. Composites
5. Riveted joint design TLO 5: 7.5
a. General design considerations Analyze riveted joints and evaluate its
b. Modes of failure design
c. Joint analysis
6. Welding and welded joints TLO 6: 6
a. Welding processes Familiarize and interpret welding
b. Welding symbols symbols
c. Joint analysis
7. Pressure Vessel Design Codes and Standards TLO 7: 13.5
a. Thin-walled pressure vessel design Apply codes and standards in designing
a1. Internal pressure pressure vessels according to different
a2. External pressure loads
a3. Combined loading
b. Thick-walled pressure vessel analysis
8. Pipe Sizing TLO 8: 8
a. Pipe standards Design pipes by application of rheology
b. Rheology and industry rules of thumb
9. General Pump Design and Selection TLO 9: 8
a. Centrifugal pump Apply calculations for selecting the
appropriate pump

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3. Moss, D. (2004). Pressure Vessel Design Manual. Elsevier.