The design and analysis of engineering fluid systems and marine vehicles requires knowledge of the principles and behaviour of moving and stationary fluids. This unit provides students with knowledge and understanding of fluid flow phenomena via flow visualization, theory and practical exercises addressing the continuity and force-momentum equations and relevant hydrodynamic coefficients for incompressible fluid flow. It builds on the basic engineering knowledge gained in year one.
|Unit name||Fluid Mechanics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Zhi Leong|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain fluid mechanics concepts used to inform the design and analysis of fluid systems
- Analyse fluid systems through the application of key fluid mechanics concepts and techniques
- Measure fluid system performance using theoretical and experimental fluid methods
- Use self-review and performance evaluation to support professional conduct in design analysis and experimental environments
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesKMA152 OR JEE254
4 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Laboratories as advised
|Assessment||Design Report (20%)|Laboratory (20%)|Weekly Online Quizzes (20%)|Final Exam (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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