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Unit of Study ENG20006 - Fluid Mechanics (2014)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 understand and define the basic properties of fluids and variables relevant to engineering analysis
2 apply finite control volume analysis to derive the continuity, energy and momentum equations used to solve fluid flow problems, and use critical judgement to impose appropriate simplifications and assumptions to apply these equations to real world situations
3 observe and understand the fundamental importance of boundary layers in the flow of real fluids by performing laboratory experiments
4 perform analyses of flow in pipes and calculate the essential variables for basic open channel flow
5 understand the utility of dimensional analysis and computational fluid dynamics as tools for investigation to fluid mechanics problems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand and define the basic properties of fluids and variables relevant to engineering analysis
    • GA4:
  2. apply finite control volume analysis to derive the continuity, energy and momentum equations used to solve fluid flow problems, and use critical judgement to impose appropriate simplifications and assumptions to apply these equations to real world situations
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. observe and understand the fundamental importance of boundary layers in the flow of real fluids by performing laboratory experiments
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. perform analyses of flow in pipes and calculate the essential variables for basic open channel flow
    • GA4:
  5. understand the utility of dimensional analysis and computational fluid dynamics as tools for investigation to fluid mechanics problems.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

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