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The design and analysis of engineering fluid systems and marine vehicles require the knowledge of the principles and behaviour of moving and stationary fluids. This unit provide 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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Fluid Mechanics
Unit code JEE221
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Jessica Walker

Teaching staff

Dr Jessica Walker

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Apply the mathematical formulation of the basic laws governing fluid flow kinematics and dynamics and be able to discuss the assumptions that underlie them.

ILO 2 Make common measurements of static and moving fluids, including pressure and velocity measurements, using standard devices.

ILO 3 Apply dimensional analysis to given engineering situations, and apply dynamic similarity laws to scale models and full size components.

ILO 4 Describe pumping and piping systems, including selecting appropriate system components and pump matching.

ILO 5 Describe fluid flow around engineering shapes, including the phenomena of boundary layers and wakes, and calculate their lift and drag characteristics.





Teaching Pattern

4 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Laboratories as advised


Assessments 50%; Exam 50%.

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Cengel and Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, 4th Edition (2018)


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