This unit develops students’ conceptual knowledge of fluid mechanics and their ability to solve complex problems in fluid mechanics. The governing equations in integral form are explored and applied to a range of practical problems including boundary layers, pipe flows, pump-machine systems, open channel flows, hydraulic jumps, pumps, and turbines. Hands-on learning is used to reinforce key concepts and develop written communication skills.
|Unit name||Fluid Mechanics 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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1. Explain fluid mechanics theory and concepts.
2. Solve fluid mechanics problems through application of theory and established methods.
3. Critically interpret fluid mechanics results through application of theoretical and experimental methods.
4. Design a basic fluidic system for an engineering project.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,798.00||030701|
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ENG212 and KME271
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
4 major assessments: Fluid Systems Design Project (50%), weekly quizzes (10%), mid-semester test (0%) and end of semester exam (40%)
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