This course introduces students to advanced fluid mechanics concepts and their application in a range of civil and environmental engineering contexts. It lays the foundation for subsequent environmental modelling and hydrological courses studied in the third year.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the theoretical background and methods of fluid mechanics.
2. Identify a range of applications of fluid mechanics.
3. Analyse fluid systems.
4. Demonstrate basic skills in experimental laboratory work.
5. Demonstrate competent reporting skills.
Part 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
Content covered in CIVL1100 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics.
Written Assignment: Assignments
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Experiments *
Formal Examination: Formal Examination *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students are required to submit technical reports on the experiments.
- Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - The criterion fail on laboratory reports ensures that students demonstrate skills in observation and analysis and communication of experimental results.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term