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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand the physical and mathematical foundations of fluid mechanics
2perform basic calculations to analyse fluid flow systems
3determine when viscous and compressible effects are important in fluid flows and how to use dimensional analysis for categorisation of flows
4design industrial systems involving fluid flow
5make measurements in fluid flows
6develop skills in effectively and safely using laboratory equipment in a team environment for experimental investigation of fluid flow phenomena, and in reporting findings
7understand the application of fluid mechanics in mechanical engineering professional practice.

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

  1. understand the physical and mathematical foundations of fluid mechanics
  2. perform basic calculations to analyse fluid flow systems
  3. determine when viscous and compressible effects are important in fluid flows and how to use dimensional analysis for categorisation of flows
  4. design industrial systems involving fluid flow
  5. make measurements in fluid flows
  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
  7. understand the application of fluid mechanics in mechanical engineering professional practice.

Teaching and assessment

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