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EG30H3: FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS 2 (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


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 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mark Stewart
  • Professor Ana Ivanovic

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

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 engineering, including 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

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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 Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 32 Feedback Weeks 33

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate: basic understanding of the key principles of fluid mechanics/an improved capacity in calculations and problem solving Use MATLAB and/or Excel as a general tool Work effectively in a grou
ConceptualApplyCalculate significant parameters that follow from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits using standard methods Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges.
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 Feedback Weeks 42

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Release of solutions. Individual feedback on request.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe energy equation and its applications The momentum equation and its applications The 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

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Retake/resubmit failed element(s) of summative assessment with grade for passed element(s) carried forward from 1st attempt.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThe energy equation and its applications The momentum equation and its applications The 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 significant parameters that follow from the energy and momentum equations Calculate head losses in pressure conduits using standard methods Calculate the magnitude of pressure surges.
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate: basic understanding of the key principles of fluid mechanics/an improved capacity in calculations and problem solving Use MATLAB and/or Excel as a general tool Work effectively in a grou

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