Fluid Mechanics

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fluid Mechanics

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    33230 Mathematical Modelling 2

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Description
    This subject aims to enable students to: understand key concepts and fundamental principles, together with the assumptions made in their development, pertaining to fluid behaviour, both in static and flowing conditions; deal effectively with practical engineering situations, including the analysis and design of engineering systems and devices involving fluids and flow; appreciate possible applications and links to other disciplines; and engage in further specialised study or research. The subject also aims to enhance interests in fluid phenomena and applications. Topics include: fluid properties and statics; conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy; flow in pipes; external flow (lift and drag); boundary layers; flow measurements; and environmental fluid mechanics.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Identify & use key concepts and fundamental principles, together with the assumptions made in their development pertaining to fluid behaviour, both in static and flowing conditions???????????????????????????????????????????????????
    2. Deal effectively with practical engineering situations, including analysis and design of engineering systems and devices involving fluids and flow????
    3. Recognise possible applications and links to other disciplines, & engage in further specialised study or research?
    This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.) [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.5 ] (A.5)
    Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.1)
    Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.1, 3.3] (B.3)
    Apply decision making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.2, 2.1] (B.4)
    Demonstrate research skills [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.4, 2.1] (B.6)
    Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2] (C.1)
    Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.1,2.2] (C.3)
    Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.5, 3.6] (D.1)
    Reflect on personal and professional experience to engage independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning [EA Stage 1 Competency:3.3, 3.5] (D.2)
    Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.2] (E.1)
    Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting [EA Stage 1 Competency:2.4, 3.2, 3.6] (E.2)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Class time will be used for lectures, tutorials, and discussion. There are also 2 laboratory sessions (with 4 experiments in total). Further self-directed design and project work will also form parts of the learning strategy. Students are encouraged to pose critical questions and seek rational answers based on sound knowledge, as well as appreciate links between different engineering disciplines. While theory provides the foundation, discussion on real life problems and issues is encouraged.
    Content
    Topics covered in this subject include:
    Fluid properties and fluid statics
    Conservation laws: of mass, energy and momentum
    Flow in pipes
    External flow
    Open-Channel flow
    Environmental fluid mechanics
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Laboratory 1: 2 Experiments; Pipe & Weir Flow measurement
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1 and 2
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.1, B.3, B.4, B.6, C.1, C.3, D.1, E.1 and E.2
    Type: Laboratory/practical
    Groupwork: Group, group assessed
    Weight: 8%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Completeness of interpretation & discussion of result 25 1, 2 B.1, B.3, E.1
    Correctness of application of theory 25 1, 2 A.5, C.1, C.3
    Quality of lab report 25 1, 2 B.4, B.6, E.1, E.2
    On time submission with quality 25 1, 2 D.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Laboratory 2: 2 Experiments; Pipe Friction & Cylinder External Flow
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1 and 2
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.1, B.3, B.4, B.6, C.1, C.3, D.1, E.1 and E.2
    Type: Laboratory/practical
    Groupwork: Group, group assessed
    Weight: 8%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Completeness of interpretation & discussion of result 25 1, 2 B.1, B.3, E.1
    Correctness of application of theory 25 1, 2 A.5, C.1, C.3
    Quality of lab report 25 1, 2 B.4, B.6, E.1, E.2
    On time submission with quality 25 1, 2 D.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Project
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2 and 3
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.4, B.6, C.1, C.3, D.1, D.2, E.1 and E.2
    Type: Project
    Groupwork: Group, group assessed
    Weight: 12%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of application of theory and research 20 1, 2, 3 A.5, B.4, B.6, C.1
    Discussion and reflection on result 20 1, 2, 3 C.3
    Recollection of experience and self-review 20 1, 2, 3 D.2
    On time submission with quality 20 1, 2, 3 D.1
    Quality of report 20 1, 2, 3 B.4, B.6, E.1, E.2
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 4: Quiz
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1 and 2
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, B.4 and E.1
    Type: Quiz/test
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 16%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of calculations and analysis 50 1, 2 B.1, B.4
    Completeness of information; and quality & clarity of expression 50 1, 2 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 5: Final examination (Weeks 1 to 14)
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1 and 2
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, B.3, B.4, C.1, C.3 and E.1
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 56%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of calculations and analysis 25 1, 2 B.1, B.4
    Validity of solutions 25 1, 2 B.3
    Correctness of application of theory 25 1, 2 C.1, E.1
    Justification of solution 25 1, 2 C.3, E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Minimum requirements
    In order to pass the subject, you must earn an overall total of 50% or more for the subject.

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