Foundations of Fluid Mechanics (CIVL5511)


This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the conservation of mass and momentum in differential forms for viscous fluid flows. It provides the foundation for advanced study of turbulence, flow around immersed bodies, open channel flow, and turbo-machinery.

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Lecture 2hrs per week, Tutorial 2hrs per week, Laboratory 2hrs per week.


Through semester assessemnt (60%), Final Exam (40%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: CIVL2201 AND CIVL2611 AND ENGG1802 AND MATH2061. This unit of study follows on from Fluid Mechanics CIVL2611, which provides the essential fundamental fluid mechanics background and theory, and is assumed to be known and fully understoo

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