Foundations of Fluid Mechanics (MECH5261)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of the theory and practice of fluid mechanics in the context of mechanical engineering. At the end of this unit students will have the ability to critically assess and solve problems commonly found in fluid mechanics practice, such as sizing pumps and piping systems, designing channels, and determining the lift and drag characteristics of submerged bodies. Additionally, they will develop a structured and systematic approach to problem solving. Course content will include dimensionless analysis, Bernoulli equation, pipe flow, frictional losses, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, open channel flow and hydraulic jump, lift and drag, compressible flow and shock waves, turbomachinery .

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Classes

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week.

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Linear Mathematics, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations and Fourier Series; Thermo Fluids fundamentals

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Linear Mathematics, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations and Fourier Series; Thermo Fluids fundamentals

Prohibitions

MECH3261

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