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Unit of Study CIVL2017 Fluid Dynamics (2024)

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    There will be a 1-day compulsory laboratory class for Online and On Campus students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to for further information on timetables. It is assumed that students are familiar with the basic properties of fluids, principles of hydrostatics, and principles of conservation of mass, energy and momentum, (e.g. as taught in the unit CIVL2010 - Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals) and have basic skills in working with simple differential equations.

Learning outcomes

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

describe how and why boundary layers form in real fluid flows, and how this affects the behaviour of real moving fluids

employ dimensional analysis, physical modelling and computational fluid dynamics to investigate simple fluid dynamics problems

analyse simple non-uniform and unsteady flows of incompressible fluids in open channels.

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Residential 1 day (Once)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 1 hour (Weekly)

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