FLUID MECHANICS

CIV2FM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents an overview of fundamental mechanical properties and behaviour, both under static and dynamic conditions, of fluids in relation to civil engineering applications. The subject provides also the knowledge required for the design and selection of appropriate equipment based on sound fluid mechanics principles for civil engineering applications. Topics covered in this subject include: basic properties of fluids; components such as pipes, valves, filters, tanks, nozzles, gauges, mechanical equipment and their selection; fluid statics, flow and power; Bernoulli equation; forces developed by flowing fluids; fluid jet striking a range of surfaces; and enclosed fluids. Skills to design and conduct experiments to verify laws and principles of fluid mechanics as well as to calculate the expected behaviours of fluids in a controlled environment will be developed. The ability to analyse existing fluid systems and contribute to new designs will also be developed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThermodynamics and Fluid MechanicsPrescribedKinsky, R 2010MCGRAW-HILL, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain the basic properties of fluids.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain and apply the fundamentals of fluid behaviour both under static and dynamic conditions.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Identify fluid behaviour#s relationship to civil engineering applications.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Design and select appropriate equipment based on sound fluid mechanics principles for civil engineering applications.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
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)

05. Analyse and calculate the expected behaviours of fluids in a controlled environment.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Conduct experiments to verify laws and principles of fluid mechanics.

Activities:
Students work in small groups to conduct practical experiments as well as to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group Practical Experiment and Report (1000 words)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Assignment (Case study report) (1000 words)15 02, 03, 04, 05