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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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Two laboratory exercises, one on hydraulic machines and another on unsteady pressure surge and water hammer effects.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and in-course assessment (10%). The continuous assessment is based on the laboratory exercises.
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.