Fluid Mechanics

Course code CIVL2310Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Provides advanced fluid mechanics concepts and their application in a range of civil and environmental engineering contexts. This course lays the foundation for subsequent environmental modelling and hydrological courses studied in the third year.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesA1 To provide students with a thorough knowledge of the theoretical background and methods of fluid mechanics.

A2 To expose students to a range of applications of fluid mechanics.

A3 To provide students with the necessary skills to analyse fluid systems.

A4 To provide students with basic skills in experimental laboratory work.

A5 To improve basic reporting skills of the students
ContentPart A: Fundamentals
* Basic control volume equations
* Basic governing differential equations
* Dimensional analysis and similitude
* Ideal fluid flow
* Boundary layers

Part B: Applications
* Flow in pipes
* Pipe networks
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in GENG1001 Engineering Mechanics.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsFive assignments: aimed at becoming familiar with key aspects of theory and practical applications. Test objectives A1, A2, A3.
Essays / Written AssignmentsThree laboratory reports: aimed at giving hands-on experience and report the results in a professional standard. Test objectives A4, A5.
Examination: FormalDesigned to test general knowledge of principles and applications. Test objectives A1, A2, A3.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentCriterion fail on laboratory reports

The course has three laboratory experiments which demonstrate key, difficult to understand, features of the mechanics of flow. These experiments are integrated into the assignment tasks and represent an essential learning path. The students are required to submit technical reports on the experiments.

The criterion fail on laboratory reports ensures that students demonstrate skills in observation and analysis and communication of experimental results.

Any student who has failed this component is given the opportunity to resubmit his/her lab reports.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CIVL2310