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AMME9261: Fluid Mechanics 1

This unit covers the fundamentals of fluid statics and fluid dynamics. At the end of this unit students will have: an understanding of the basic equations governing the statics and dynamics of fluids; the ability to analyze and determine the forces applied by a static fluid; the ability to analyse fluids in motion. The course will cover both inviscid and viscous fluid flow. The course will introduce the relevant parameters for fluid flow in internal engineering systems such as pipes and pumps and external systems such as flow over wings and airfoils. Course content will cover the basic concepts such as viscosity, density, continuum, pressure, force, buoyancy and acceleration; and more detailed methods including continuity, conservation of momentum, streamlines and potential flow theory, Bernoulli equation, Euler equation, Navier-Stokes equation. Experiments will introduce flow measuring devices and flow observation.

Code AMME9261
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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AMME5200
Assumed knowledge:
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Students are expected to be familiar with first year basic maths: integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. complete laboratory experiments and analyse and interpret the results in a formal lab report, in groups
  • LO2. evaluate the relevant flow parameters for fluid flow in internal engineering systems such as pipes and pumps (velocities, losses, etc…), and external systems such as flow over wings and airfoils (lift and drag)
  • LO3. analyze and determine the forces governing static fluids
  • LO4. analyze and determine the properties of a fluid in motion
  • LO5. demonstrate an ability to implement theoretical principles towards solving typical fluid mechanics problems
  • LO6. evaluate and use some of the basic equations governing the statics and dynamics of fluids.