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GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering major sequences
Content
This unit introduces the principles of conservation and momentum transfer in the flow of fluids. Topics discussed include the fundamental properties of fluids, hydrostatics, the general equations of fluid motion, dimensional analysis, fluid friction, pumps, pipe systems, flow in porous media and compressible flow.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understanding the fundamental properties of fluids and their variations with changing state (Temperature, Pressure, phase), and the consequent effects on fluid mechanics; (2) understanding the characteristics and analysis of laminar and turbulent flows; (3) deriving and applying the Navier-Stokes equations to develop and solve differential equations describing simple laminar flows and pressure fields in static fluids.; (4) understanding and applying the macroscale mass, momentum and energy balances for incompressible and compressible fluid flows; (5) developing and applying dimensional analyses to characterise complex flow phenomena; and (6) analysis and basic design of pump and pipework systems.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory reports and in-class quizzes; (2) assignments; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Jeremy Leggoe
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
( Course Enrolment in the BH011 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] Or the CB006 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Commerce Or the CB004 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Science Or the CB014 Bachelor of Engineering [Honours] / Bachelor of Philosophy [Honours] ) And MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus And MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods And PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics
Contact hours
lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 3 sessions during semester, totalling 6 hours
Texts

Bird, R. B. et al. Transport Phenomena, 2nd edn: John Wiley & Sons 2006

Fox, R. W. et al. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 7th edn:  John Wiley & Sons 2008

Munson, B. R. et al. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th edn: John Wiley & Sons 2009

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