FLUID MECHANICS

EMS2FLM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the concepts, knowledge and skills in fluid mechanics essential for an adequate understanding of fluid behaviour in engineering systems. Topics covered include properties of fluids, fluid statics (pressure and its measurement, hydrostatic force on plane and curved surfaces and equilibrium of floating bodies), principles of fluid flow analysis, concept of control volume and the measurement of flows through pipes and channels. Other topics include momentum principles, the forces on bends, fluid machinery (pumps and turbines), types and performance characteristics, incompressible flow through pipes and ducts, steady uniform flow in channels and the concept of boundary layer, such as drag on bodies. Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 3.1 and 3.6.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EMS1MS or CIV2MS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding HydraulicsPrescribedHamill, L., 2011 3rd editionPapermac

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and use accurate terminology to describe the properties of fluid. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

Activities:
The introductory series of lectures shall firstly summarise the units and dimensions used in the subject of fluid mechanics followed by an insight into the fundamental quantities involved in fluid mechanics, such as pressure, weight, force, mass density, relative density viscosity. The material is covered in online and fact to face lectures and workshops/tutorials, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, written assignments, laboratory work and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Determine the magnitude and direction of the forces exerted by a static fluid on a surface. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

Activities:
The third and fourth weeks of the semester are dedicated to lectures on understanding the variation of pressure intensity with depth below the surface of a static liquid, and shows how the force on a submerged surface or body can be calculated. The material is covered in online briefing videos, lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, weekly assignments and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Determine the stability of a floating body. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.1 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
In the fourth and fifth weeks of the semester students are expected to demonstrate their ability to use their knowledge to determine the stability of a floating body. The material is covered in lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, weekly assessments, laboratory work and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Use and relate to appropriate situations, the laws of conservation of energy to analyse fluid flow. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

Activities:
Students are expected to learn and understand three key equations that are fundamental in hydraulics to analyse fluid flow in series of lectures. The material is covered in online and face to face lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, weekly assignments, and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Analyse the flow of fluids through conduits and open channels. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
The set of lectures is dedicated to describing how the flow or discharge of a stream of liquid in a pipe or open channel can be measured using a variety of devices such as a Venturi meter, Pitot tube, orifice, sharp crested weir and velocity weir. The material is covered in online and face to face lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, weekly assignments, laboratory work and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Discuss the characteristics and selection of fluid machinery. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Activities:
The set of lectures is dedicated to enable students for proper selection of fluid machinery. The material is covered in online and face to face lectures and workshops, and is assessed in weekly quizzes, weekly assignments, laboratory work and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 18 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 18 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 16
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Three calculation-based assignments (approx. 350 words each)15 02, 03, 04, 06
Five practicals and laboratory work (approx. 200 words each)20 02, 03, 05, 06
Three online quizzes (approx. 150 words each)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBandita Mainali

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 18 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 18 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 16
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Three calculation-based assignments (approx. 350 words each)15 02, 03, 04, 06
Five practicals and laboratory work (approx. 200 words each)20 02, 03, 05, 06
Three online quizzes (approx. 150 words each)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06