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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Deals with fluid flow in industrial applications, including heating and air conditioning systems, piping, transport and turbo machinery. This unit builds on earlier material and applies it to viscous internal and external flows, compressible flows and turbo machinery. The underlying physics and mathematical description of fluid flow are addressed, together with flow measurement techniques.

Unit content

Bernoulli equation  

Laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer for flow of liquids and gases

Flow measurement  

External incompressible flow, lift and drag  

Compressible flows and shock waves  

Dimensional analysis  

Turbo machinery

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 the physical and mathematical foundations of fluid mechanicsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2perform basic calculations to analyse fluid flow systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3determine when viscous and compressible effects are important in fluid flows and how to use dimensional analysis for categorisation of flowsKnowledge of a discipline
4design industrial systems involving fluid flowKnowledge of a discipline
5make measurements in fluid flowsKnowledge of a discipline
6develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation of fluid flow phenomena, and in reporting findingsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
7understand the application of fluid mechanics in mechanical engineering professional practice.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. understand the physical and mathematical foundations of fluid mechanics
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. perform basic calculations to analyse fluid flow systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. determine when viscous and compressible effects are important in fluid flows and how to use dimensional analysis for categorisation of flows
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. design industrial systems involving fluid flow
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. make measurements in fluid flows
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation of fluid flow phenomena, and in reporting findings
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  7. understand the application of fluid mechanics in mechanical engineering professional practice.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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