Credit points: 15
This unit 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, etc., 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.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites CIV2MS and CHE2MES
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Understanding hydraulics||Prescribed||Hamill, L 2011||3RD EDN, PAPERMAC|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|3 hour examination||50|
|8 assignments (calculation-based)||25|
|8 practicals and laboratory work||25|