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EG30G4: FLUID MECHANICS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

The course is a variant of the existing EM3019 course, to be made available only to students on the Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng in Civil Engineering, and forms part of the Level 3 Honours Programme. The variation covers the same Learning Outcomes, content and assessment as the existing EM3019 course, which is being taught in the same half session as this variant. What changes is that the delivery model is a blended model, whatever the state of Covid Lockdown.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Thomas O'Donoghue

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

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

  1. Similarity & Dimensional Analysis: dynamic similarity, common dimensionless numbers and scaling laws; Buckingham PI method; applications (5 Lectures - Professor O'Donoghue);
  2. Energy Equation & Applications: derivation of steady flow energy equation; applications to steady flow in pipes, systems with pumps and turbines, cavitation issues and pump-pipeline matching (5 Lectures - Professor O'Donoghue);
  3. Unsteady Flow in Pipes: inertia head; water hammer; surge protection (5 Lectures - Professor O'Donoghue);
  4. Momentum Equation & Applications: derivation of momentum equation; application to forces of jets on plates, vanes, pipe bends and nozzles; propeller theory and wind turbines; radial flow reaction machines (5 Lectures - Professor O'Donoghue);
  5. Porous Media Flow: porous media properties; permeability and Darcy's law; confined and unconfined flows; wells (5 Lectures - Dr Tanino).

Each student does two extended laboratory exercises, one on hydraulic machines and another on unsteady pressure surge and water hammer. The exercises are 'extended' as they involve analysis and consideration of results outside of the laboratory hours.


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

  • 3 Seminars during University week s 9 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 10 - 18

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

Summative Assessments

Online Open Book Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 90
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

3 hour exam

Feedback will be provided to the entire class in a summary of cohort exam performance, and on an individualised basis to students on request.

Learning Outcomes
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided on MyAberdeen as comments on a marked up lab report.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Whichever of the two assessments whose failure has contributed to the overall failure of the course will have to be resat. The weighting of the resat elements will be as they had been previously – therefore for this Exam the weighting will be 90%.

The marks for the resat element will be incorporated with the marks for a previously passed assessment to produce an overall resit mark.

Individualised feedback available to student on request

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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FactualRememberThe Intended learning outcomes for this course can be found in the school course guide

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