Unit name | Fluid Mechanics 1 |
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Unit code | CENG11300 |

Credit points | 10 |

Level of study | C/4 |

Teaching block(s) |
Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12) |

Unit director | Dr. Rico-Ramirez |

Open unit status | Not open |

Pre-requisites |
None |

Co-requisites |
None |

School/department | Department of Civil Engineering |

Faculty | Faculty of Engineering |

The aims of this unit are for students to: gain a feel for the way fluids behave in situations of interest to engineers; be aware of the different ways of tackling a fluid mechanics problem, i.e. the place of theory, experiment, numerical modelling and dimensional analysis; be able to solve problems in hydrostatics, use principles of conservation to solve simple fluid dynamics, and use principles of similarity to explain fluid mechanics problems.

Aims:

To give students a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of Fluid Mechanics as a pre-requisite for other advanced courses in open channel hydraulics, water and environmental engineering, hydraulic structures, and flood risk management.

- understand properties and behaviour of fluids; (PLO A2)
- understand the variation of pressure with position in a fluid; (PLO A2)
- determine the forces and moments on a surface or body due to hydrostatic pressure; (PLO A2)
- explain the meaning of the metacentre and use it to determine qualitatively the stability of a floating object; (PLO A2, B5)
- understand the differences between laminar and turbulent flows; (PLO A2)
- use the principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy to solve simple, incompressible fluid dynamics problems; (PLO A2, B5)
- determine the forces on pipe systems due to flowing fluid; (PLO A2)
- determine the force exerted by jets on surfaces; (PLO A2)
- determine losses in pipe network systems; (PLO A2)
- understand the concepts of stream functions, potential functions and flow net; (PLO A2)
- use the principles of similarity and dimensional analysis in exploring real fluid phenomena and experimental analysis. (PLO A1, B5)

- Lectures 20 hours

- Example classes 11 hours

- Laboratory classes 6 hours

- 2 hour exam in January 100%

- Munson, B., Young, D. and Okiishi, T. (2006): Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Massey, B. S. (1990): Mechanics of Fluids, 6th Edition, Chapman & Hall, ISBN 0412342804.
- Chadwick, A., Morfett, J. and Borthwick, M. (2004): Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Spon Press.
- Douglas, J., Gasiorek, J., Swaffield, J. and Jack, L. (2005): Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-129293-5.

Electronic version: http://www.myilibrary.com/browse/open.asp?ID=106494

- Massey, B.S. and Ward-Smith J. (2012) Mechanics of Fluids, 9th Edition, Spon Press.