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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

## Unit Summary

### Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

12

7

Intermediate

### Former School/College

Former School of Environment, Science and Engineering

## Unit aim

Examines the properties of fluids as well as their behaviour. It seeks to explain pressures exerted by fluids at rest and in motion. Shear stresses in fluids and the response of fluids to the application of shearing forces are explained. Continuity, energy and momentum principles are introduced along with their application to calculate pressures, velocities and forces. An introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics is also provided.

## Unit content

Topic 1: Behaviour and analysis of static fluids

Topic 2: Behaviour and analysis of ideal fluid flows

Topic 3: Behaviour and analysis of real fluid flows

Topic 4: Steady incompressible flows in pipes

Topic 5: Steady incompressible flows in open channels

## Learning outcomes

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:

1. understand and define the basic properties of fluids and variables relevant to engineering analysis
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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
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3. observe and understand the fundamental importance of boundary layers in the flow of real fluids by performing laboratory experiments
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4. perform analyses of flow in pipes and calculate the essential variables for basic open channel flow
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5. understand the utility of dimensional analysis and computational fluid dynamics as tools for investigation to fluid mechanics problems.
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## Prescribed texts

• Chadwick, A, Morfett, J & Borthwick, M, 2013, Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 5th edn, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. ISBN: 978-0-4156-7245-0 (Paperback); 978-1-4665-7724-4 (E-Book).
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.