Foundations of Intro. Fluid Mechanics (CIVL5505)

UNIT OF STUDY

The objective of this unit of study is to develop an understanding of basic fluid concepts for inviscid and incompressible fluids. Topics to be covered will include: basic fluid properties, hydrostatics, buoyancy, stability, pressure distribution in a fluid with rigid body motion, fluid dynamics, conservation of mass and momentum, dimensional analysis, open channel flow, and pipe flow. This core unit of study forms the basis for further studies in the applied areas of ocean, coastal and wind engineering and other elective fluid mechanics units which may be offered.

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Classes

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. 8 hours of laboratory work per semester.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (45%), Final Exam (55%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: CIVL5502. Students are expected to have a strong understanding of fundamental physics, statics, equilibrium, forces, and dimensional analysis. Familiarity with simple calculus, partial differential equations, and their analytical and nu

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