Available in 2018

Course handbook

Description

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

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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.


Content

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

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in CIVL1100 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Experiments *

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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.

Contact hours

BCA Singapore and Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term