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CHNG2801: Fluid Mechanics

This course covers the principal concepts and methods of fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The topics covered include dimensional analysis, fluid properties, conservation of mass and momentum, measurement of flow, and flow in pipes. The course provides an introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics for the solution of flow regimes.

Code CHNG2801
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
It is assumed that students will be concurrently enrolled in or have already completed CHNG2802 or MATH2xxx

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

  • LO1. work creatively and systematically with others in ensuring correct procedures and accurate results
  • LO2. conduct and report laboratory experiments
  • LO3. define properties of fluids that govern fluid flow including their units and dimensions
  • LO4. solve simple fluid statics problems
  • LO5. apply fundamental equations for the conservation of mass, momentum and energy to moving bodies of fluid
  • LO6. analyse common fluid flow systems including piping, pumps and valves
  • LO7. apply dimensional analysis to determine the characteristics of a scale model or prototype
  • LO8. understand and apply the concepts and principles of flow measurement for compressible and incompressible fluids
  • LO9. derive simple fluid flow formulae from fundamental equations and explain the simplifying assumptions involved.