Fluid Mechanics

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fluid Mechanics

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Content covered in GENG1001 Engineering Mechanics.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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.
    1. To provide students with a thorough knowledge of the theoretical background and methods of fluid mechanics
    2. To expose students to a range of applications of fluid mechanics.
    3. To provide students with the necessary skills to analyse fluid systems.
    4. To provide students with basic skills in experimental laboratory work.
    5. To improve basic reporting skills of the students
    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

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.