Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46
To present basic principles of fluid mechanics and apply them to the analysis of a range of practical fluid mechanics problems from across the engineering disciplines.
Study Type  Undergraduate  Level  2 

Session  First Sub Session  Credit Points  7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits) 
Campus  Offshore  Sustained Study  No 
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The course begins with a section on the energy equation and its applications. First, the energy equation is derived and then it is applied to a range of problems in civil engineering, including steady flow in pipes, systems with pumps and turbines, cavitation issues and pumppipeline matching. This is followed by a section on unsteady flow in pipes that applies inertia and water hammer theory to the calculation of pressure surge in pipes. The final section deals with momentum equation and its applications. It starts with derivation of the momentum equation, followed by applications of the momentum equation to forces of jets on plates, vanes, pipe bends and nozzles; propeller theory and wind turbines.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Assessment Type  Summative  Weighting  10  

Assessment Weeks  32,33  Feedback Weeks  33,34,35  
Feedback 
Individual/group feedback on class test. 
Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Apply  Basic understanding of the principles of fluid mechanics Improved capacity in calculations/problem solving Use MATLAB and/or Excel as a tool Use library and www as sources of information 
Conceptual  Apply  Calculate practically significant parameters from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges in pipelines 
Factual  Remember  Analyse engineering fluid flow problems Apply energy and momentum equations Analyse problems of steady and unsteady flow in pressure conduits Apply inertia and water hammer theory 
Assessment Type  Summative  Weighting  90  

Assessment Weeks  40,41,42  Feedback Weeks  42,43,44  
Feedback 
Individual feedback on request. 
Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Understand  Knowledge and understanding of: Energy equation and its application Momentum equation and its applications Mechanics of pressure changes in pressure conduits for steady and unsteady flow conditions 
Factual  Remember  Analyse engineering fluid flow problems Apply energy and momentum equations Analyse problems of steady and unsteady flow in pressure conduits Apply inertia and water hammer theory 
There are no assessments for this course.
Assessment Type  Summative  Weighting  

Assessment Weeks  48,49,50  Feedback Weeks  50,51,52  
Feedback 
90% written exam and/or 10% coursework resubmission

Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Apply  Basic understanding of the principles of fluid mechanics Improved capacity in calculations/problem solving Use MATLAB and/or Excel as a tool Use library and www as sources of information 
Conceptual  Apply  Calculate practically significant parameters from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges in pipelines 
Conceptual  Understand  Knowledge and understanding of: Energy equation and its application Momentum equation and its applications Mechanics of pressure changes in pressure conduits for steady and unsteady flow conditions 
Factual  Remember  Analyse engineering fluid flow problems Apply energy and momentum equations Analyse problems of steady and unsteady flow in pressure conduits Apply inertia and water hammer theory 
Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Conceptual  Apply  Calculate practically significant parameters from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges in pipelines 
Conceptual  Understand  Knowledge and understanding of: Energy equation and its application Momentum equation and its applications Mechanics of pressure changes in pressure conduits for steady and unsteady flow conditions 
Factual  Remember  Analyse engineering fluid flow problems Apply energy and momentum equations Analyse problems of steady and unsteady flow in pressure conduits Apply inertia and water hammer theory 
Conceptual  Apply  Basic understanding of the principles of fluid mechanics Improved capacity in calculations/problem solving Use MATLAB and/or Excel as a tool Use library and www as sources of information 
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