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## Course Overview

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.

### Course Details

Study Type Level Undergraduate 2 First Sub Session 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits) Offshore No Dr Mark Stewart

### What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

• Engineering (EG)
• Any Undergraduate Programme
• Programme Level 2

None.

No

### Course Description

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 engineeringincluding steady flow in pipes, systems with pumps and turbines, cavitation issues and pump-pipeline 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.

### Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

### Teaching Breakdown

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

### Summative Assessments

#### Class Test

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 10 32,33 33,34,35 Individual/group feedback on class test.
##### Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyBasic 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
ConceptualApplyCalculate practically significant parameters from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges in pipelines
FactualRememberAnalyse 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

#### Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 90 40,41,42 42,43,44 Individual feedback on request.
##### Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge 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
FactualRememberAnalyse 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

### Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

### Resit Assessments

#### Resubmission of failed elements during the resit diet

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 48,49,50 50,51,52 90% written exam and/or 10% coursework resubmission
##### Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyBasic 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
ConceptualApplyCalculate practically significant parameters from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges in pipelines
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge 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
FactualRememberAnalyse 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

### Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyCalculate practically significant parameters from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges in pipelines
ConceptualUnderstandKnowledge 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
FactualRememberAnalyse 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
ConceptualApplyBasic 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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