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EM3019: FLUID MECHANICS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 May 2017 14:37


Course Overview

The course begins with dimensional analysis and the concept of dynamic similarity applied to fluid flow phenomena.  This is followed by sections on the energy and momentum equations applied to a range of problems in civil, mechanical, chemical and petroleum engineering, including steady flow in pipes, design of pump-pipeline systems, cavitation, forces on bends, nozzles and solid bodies, turbomachinery and propellor theory.  A section on unsteady flow applies inertia and water hammer theory to the calculation of pressure surge in pipes.  The final section deals with flow through porous media such as flow through soils and rocks.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Thomas O'Donoghue
  • Dr Nina Nikora

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

  • One of BSc Engineering (General) or BSc Engineering (Civil) or BSc Engineering (Mechanical) or Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Civil) or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Structural) or Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering or Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Environmental) or Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Mechanical) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with European Studies) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Euro Studs or Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Subsea Technology or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with Oil & Gas Studies) or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Management or Master of Engineering in Mechanical Eng with Management or Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering or Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Chemical) or Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering or Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering or Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Petroleum) or Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mechanical and Electrical) or Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

 

  1. Similarity & Dimensional Analysis (5 Lectures);
  2. Energy Equation & Applications (5 Lectures);
  3. Momentum Equation & Applications (5 Lectures);
  4. Unsteady Flow (5 Lectures);
  5. Porous Media Flow (5 Lectures). 

Two laboratory exercises, one on hydraulic machines and another on unsteady pressure surge and water hammer effects.

Further Information & Notes

  1. Note(s): Available only to students following an Honours degree programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Engineering (Civil)
  • BSc Engineering (General)
  • BSc Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Chemical)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Petroleum)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Environmental)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Structural)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Management
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

70 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and in-course assessment (10%). The continuous assessment is based on the laboratory exercises.

Formative Assessment

a) Students can receive feedback on their progress at the tutorial/feedback sessions.  Students can bring their worked solutions to tutorial questions and/or past exam questions for assessment by the lecturer.

b) Feedback on the continuously-assessed laboratory exercises is provided via written comments on submitted work.

c) Feedback on the final exam will be via posting of the exam paper solutions on MyAberdeen. Students can request more detailed individual feedback on their exam performance by contacting the Course Coordinator.

Feedback

None.

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