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We are aiming for an incremental return to campus in accordance with guidelines provided by NSW Health and the Australian Government. Until this time, learning activities and assessments will be planned and scheduled for online delivery where possible, and unit-specific details about face-to-face teaching will be provided on Canvas as the opportunities for face-to-face learning become clear.

Unit of study_

CIVL9612: Fluid Mechanics

This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the conservation of mass and momentum in differential forms for viscous fluid flows. It provides the foundation for advanced study of turbulence, flow around immersed bodies, open channel flow, pipe flow and pump design.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code CIVL9612
Unit name Fluid Mechanics
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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CIVL9201 AND CIVL9611 AND (ENGG9802 OR CIVL9802). This unit of study follows on from Fluid Mechanics CIVL9611, which provides the essential fundamental fluid mechanics background and theory, and is assumed to be known and fully understood.

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Kapil Chauhan, kapil.chauhan@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task Quizzes
Online quiz
40% - 1 or 2 hrs
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO13 LO12 LO11 LO10 LO9 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5
Assignment Lab report
Online quiz
10% - n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO7 LO8 LO10
Final exam Final exam
Online quiz + Take home
40% Formal exam period 3 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13
Assignment Pre-lab quizzes
Online submission
5% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO6 LO7 LO10 LO11
Assignment Applications assignment
Online submission
5% Week 02 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO3

All assessments will be online in S1, 2020. Please see UoS Canvas site for more details.

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:

20% penalty per day applies to all late submissions

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

Attendance and class requirements

  • Assessment: In order to achieve a pass in this unit of study, students must receive a total combined mark of at least 50%, satisfactory final semester examination performance, and submit two lab reports. Students who do not meet all the criteria will not receive a pass mark for the unit of study, and will not receive a mark greater than 50%, regardless of their performance in the other components of the unit of study. Satisfactory performance is defined as an exam mark of more than 50%. 
  • Attendance: Late submission of lab reports will be penalized at 20% per day of the lab’s marks. 

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.

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. write a laboratory report in technical English
  • LO2. understand basic experimental techniques
  • LO3. understanding applications of fluid mechanics
  • LO4. apply the concept of continuity in a Lagrangian frame of reference for different flow configurations
  • LO5. analyse ideal flows using the potential flow theory
  • LO6. analyse viscous flows using the Navier-Stokes equations
  • LO7. apply appropriate equations and principles to analyse a variety of pipe flow situations
  • LO8. discuss the main properties of laminar and turbulent flow and appreciate their difference
  • LO9. explain the fundamental characteristics of a boundary layer, including laminar, transitional, and turbulent regimes.
  • LO10. apply appropriate equation to analyse open-channel flow with uniform depth and predict the water surface profile for any situation
  • LO11. calculate key properties of a hydraulic jump
  • LO12. explain how and why a turbo-machine works
  • LO13. select an appropriate class of turbo-machine for a particular application

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
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