Neil L Ricker
CHEM E 436
Lectures on statistics, experimental design, instrumentation, laboratory safety, and report writing; laboratory experiments on fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Emphasis on teaming, experimental planning, procedures, report writing, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: CHEM E 326; CHEM E 340 which may be taken concurrently; HCDE 231. Offered: ASp.
* Deal with open-ended team assignments. * Plan and carry out safe, efficient experiments involving ChemE unit operations. * Analyze experimental results; make appropriate conclusions and recommendations. * Write persuasive technical reports. * Present effective oral reports.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
You will act as a professional engineer involved in an experimental program. You'll perform three experiments, preparing written and oral reports.
Communication skills. Chemical engineering fundamentals
Class assignments and grading
Assignment memo gives overall goal of experiment. You must plan all details and carry it out in the time allotted.
Points given for each assignment (4 written reports, 2 oral reports). Grade is based on total points earned.