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. Learning of theory and problem solving skills is applied in a practical design project. Hands-on learning in laboratory work is used to reinforce key concepts and develop written communication skills.
|Unit name||Fluid Mechanics 1|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Alan Henderson|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain fluid mechanics theory and concepts that underpin solutions to an engineering problem
- Solve fluid mechanics problems involving flow over bodies, open channel flows and turbomachinery using established control volume methods.
- Critically interpret fluid mechanics results through application of theoretical and experimental methods.
- Design a holistic fluidic system to solve a practical engineering problem
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Weeks 1-9: Equivalent of 3 hours pre-recorded lectures each week and a 2 hour face-to-face weekly tutorial
Weeks 10-12: Weekly design project workshop
3 Laboratory experiments during semester
|Assessment||Online Quiz (10%)|In-Class Tests (15%)|Final Examination (40%)|Laboratory Reports (15%)|Design of a fluid system (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Cengel and Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics. Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition in SI units, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2019
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