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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Examines the properties of fluids as well as their behaviour. It seeks to explain pressures exerted by fluids at rest and in motion. Shear stresses in fluids and the response of fluids to the application of shearing forces are explained. Continuity, energy and momentum principles are introduced along with their application to calculate pressures, velocities and forces. An introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics is also provided.

Unit content

Behaviour and analysis of static fluids

Behaviour and analysis of ideal fluid flows

Behaviour and analysis of real fluid flows

Steady incompressible flows in pipes and open channels

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1understand and define the basic properties of fluids and variables relevant to engineering analysisKnowledge of a discipline
2apply finite control volume analysis to derive the continuity, energy and momentum equations used to solve fluid flow problems, and use critical judgement to impose appropriate simplifications and assumptions to apply these equations to real world situationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3observe and understand the fundamental importance of boundary layers in the flow of real fluids by performing laboratory experimentsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4perform analyses of flow in pipes and calculate the essential variables for basic open channel flowKnowledge of a discipline
5understand the utility of dimensional analysis and computational fluid dynamics as tools for investigation to fluid mechanics problems.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand and define the basic properties of fluids and variables relevant to engineering analysis
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply finite control volume analysis to derive the continuity, energy and momentum equations used to solve fluid flow problems, and use critical judgement to impose appropriate simplifications and assumptions to apply these equations to real world situations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. observe and understand the fundamental importance of boundary layers in the flow of real fluids by performing laboratory experiments
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. perform analyses of flow in pipes and calculate the essential variables for basic open channel flow
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. understand the utility of dimensional analysis and computational fluid dynamics as tools for investigation to fluid mechanics problems.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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