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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.

Details

Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Unit code AMME9261
Unit name Fluid Mechanics 1
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2021
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Remote
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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AMME5200
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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Students are expected to be familiar with first year basic maths: integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Agi Kourmatzis, agisilaos.kourmatzis@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Take-home short release) Type D final exam hurdle task Final Online Canvas Exam
Final Exam Assessing All Modules from the Unit of Study
60% Formal exam period 2.5 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3
Assignment group assignment Lab report
Lab Report for Wind Tunnel Lab
10% Multiple weeks -
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Assignment Online Lecture MCQs
Multiple choice concept questions aligned to weekly lectures
5% Multiple weeks -
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Assignment Online Tutorial Assessments
Online tutorial question submission covering weekly content
5% Multiple weeks -
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Tutorial quiz Online Canvas Quiz 1
Quiz 1-Short online assessment testing materials from modules 1 and 2
5% Week 04 -
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Tutorial quiz Online Canvas Quiz 2
Quiz 2-Short online assessment testing materials from modules 2 and 3
5% Week 07 -
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Tutorial quiz Online Canvas Quiz 3
Quiz 3-Short online assessment testing materials from modules 3 and 4
5% Week 10 -
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Tutorial quiz Online Canvas Quiz 4
Quiz 4-Short online assessment testing materials from module 5
5% Week 13 -
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type D final exam = Type D final exam ?
  • In-Class (Canvas) Assessments: The lecture and tutorial assignments run online through Canvas will help students absorb the concepts and stay up to date with the pace of lectures. Assignments will elucidate the relevance of the basic concepts with respect to engineering applications.
  • Online Canvas Quizzes: There will be canvas quizzes at the conclusion of main topics. These, as well as regular assignments will keep students up-to-date with the lecture material.
  • Online Lab report: The laboratory sessions and reports will assess student’s appreciation of the practical relevance and application of the subject matter.  Demonstrators have taken a video of the entire lab procedure and run through a typical experiment. This video will be made available on Canvas to students. Students will form into groups using the Canvas “groups” function, and will collaborate via zoom. Data will be shared with the students for analysis. The lab report will be submitted through Canvas-turnitin.
  • Final online exam: The final examination (to be run through Canvas) will help evaluate the overall understanding of the concepts covered in this UoS and the student’s ability to analyze and solve related problems.
  • Minimum Performance Criteria: Students must achieve an exam mark of at least 45% (i.e. 27 out of 60) in order to pass this unit of study, regardless of the sum of the individual component marks. If a student receives less than the minimum exam mark, then the overall grade for the unit will be a maximum of 45%.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

As per University Policy

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Fluid Properties Independent study (6 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6
Fluid Statics Independent study (18 hr) LO3 LO5
Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics Independent study (14 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Applied fluid dynamics 1-dimensional analysis Independent study (10 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Applied fluid dynamics 2-inviscid Flows Independent study (18 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Applied fluid dynamics 3-viscous flows Independent study (10 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Revision Topics Independent study (15 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Lab Work Practical (3 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 01 Module 1: introduction & fluid properties Online class (2 hr) LO5
Week 02 Module 2: fluid statics Tutorial (2 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6
Module 2: fluid statics Online class (2 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 03 Module 2: fluid statics Tutorial (2 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6
Module 2: fluid statics Online class (2 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 04 Module 2: fluid statics Tutorial (2 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6
Module 2: fluid statics Online class (2 hr) LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 05 Module 3: fundamentals of fluid dynamics Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 3: fundamentals of fluid dynamics Online class (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 06 Module 3: fundamentals of fluid dynamics Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 3: fundamentals of fluid dynamics Online class (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 07 Module 3: fundamentals of fluid dynamics Tutorial (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 3: fundamentals of fluid dynamics Online class (2 hr) LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 08 Module 4: applied fluid dynamics 1 – dimensional analysis Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 4: applied fluid dynamics 1 – dimensional analysis Online class (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 09 Module 5: applied fluid dynamics 2 – inviscid flows Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 5: applied fluid dynamics 2 – inviscid flows Online class (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 10 Module 5: applied fluid dynamics 2 – inviscid flows Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 5: applied fluid dynamics 2 – inviscid flows Online class (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 11 Module 5: applied fluid dynamics 2 – inviscid flows Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 5: applied fluid dynamics 2 – inviscid flows Online class (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 12 Module 6: applied fluid dynamics 3 – viscous flows Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Module 6: applied fluid dynamics 3 – viscous flows Online class (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 13 Revision Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Revision Online class (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Attendance and class requirements

Lectures: All lectures will be recorded online and uploaded directly into weekly canvas sections as recordings. Engagement will be examined through weekly question submissions run through Canvas quiz platform. Some lectures will be done over zoom.

Tutorials: Will either be in person or over zoom and recorded. Weekly submissions tested through Canvas assignments platform.

Lab Reports: Students will submit group lab reports based on data collected either during in-person or virtual experiment. One 1.5hr lab will be done per group.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed through the Library eReserve, available on Canvas.

  • Fox and McDonald`s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. Wiley

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
Class is now offered as a "hybrid" unit of study. No other changes have been made given excellent USS feedback from 2020.

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