LismoreSession 3Session 3

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

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

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Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (8 weeks)
Laboratory session 1 hour (4 weeks)
Laboratory Reports20%
Exam: open book40%
Project report30%

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