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EG20H6: FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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 Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Ana Ivanovic

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

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. 


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 32,33 Feedback Weeks 33,34,35

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Feedback

Individual/group feedback on class test.

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
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
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 Summative Weighting 90
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 42,43,44

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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 Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 48,49,50 Feedback Weeks 50,51,52

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Feedback

90% written exam and/or 10% coursework resubmission

 

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
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
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
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
ConceptualApplyCalculate practically significant parameters from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges in pipelines
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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