Title:  Fluid Mechanics 
Long Title:  Fluid Mechanics 
Field of Study: 
Mechanical Engineering

Valid From: 
Semester 1  2016/17 ( September 2016 ) 
Module Coordinator: 
GER KELLY 
Module Description: 
The aims of this course are to introduce the student to the fundamentals of fluid flow and in particular the bernouli equation and its applications, energy losses, fluid momentum, and rotodynamic machines. 
Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to: 
LO1 
Apply Bernouli's equation to quantify the energy at any point in a fluid system. 
LO2 
Analyse and quantify both the frictional and minor losses associated with flow in pipe network systems. 
LO3 
Apply Newton's 2nd Law to compute the force exerted by or on a fluid undergoing a change in velocity. 
LO4 
Apply the relationship between power requirements and flowrates and pipeline size to practical, industrial, situations 
LO5 
Collect and collate; analyse and criticise basic measurement data in the laboratory; and synthesise into
technical report form. 
Prerequisite learning 
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s). 

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list. 
No incompatible modules listed 
Corequisite Modules

No Corequisite modules listed 
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed 
Module Content & Assessment
Indicative Content 
Review of Fluids
Properties of fluids and gases. Forces and moments on submerged surfaces. Buoyancy and stability analyses.

Fluid Motion and Energy
Principles of fluid motion. Uniform and steady flow. Continuity equation.Energy of a flowing fluid. Steady flow energy equation. Flow measurement. Measurement techniques. Pitot tube. Pilotstatic tube. Venturi meter. Orifices. Descriptive treatment of other velocity flow measurement techniques. Energy Grade Lines, Hydraulic Grade lines and total energy lines. Flow under varying head.

Fluid Momentum:
Momentum of a flowing fluid. Momentum equation. Forces exerted by jets. Forces exerted on pipe bends. Flow over curved surface.

Behaviour of Real Fluids:
Flow of real fluids. Descriptive treatment of laminar and turbulent flow. Reynolds Number. Viscosity.Laminar flow between parallel plates and in pipes. HagenPoiseuille equation. Turbulent flow in pipes. Darcy Equation. Moody Diagram. Frictional losses in piping systems. Minor Losses.

Rotodynamic machines
Introduction to flow through turbmachinery. Different types of pumps. Losses and efficiencies. Performance characteristics of Centrifugal Pumps. Operating point and pump selection

Non Standard Fluid Flows
Non Newtonian Flows. Fluid Mixing. Applications

Assessment Breakdown  % 
Course Work  30.00% 
End of Module Formal Examination  70.00% 
Course Work 
Assessment Type 
Assessment Description 
Outcome addressed 
% of total 
Assessment Date 
Practical/Skills Evaluation 
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory including reports 
1,2,3,5 
30.0 
Every Week 
End of Module Formal Examination 
Assessment Type 
Assessment Description 
Outcome addressed 
% of total 
Assessment Date 
Formal Exam 
EndofSemester Final Examination 
1,2,3,4 
70.0 
EndofSemester 
Reassessment Requirement 
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload
Workload: Full Time 
Workload Type 
Workload Description 
Hours 
Frequency 
Average Weekly Learner Workload 
Lecture 
Lecture Programme 
3.0 
Every Week 
3.00 
Lab 
Fluid mechanics laboratory 
1.0 
Every Week 
1.00 
Independent & Directed Learning (Noncontact) 
Self Directed learning 
3.0 
Every Week 
3.00 
Total Hours 
7.00 
Total Weekly Learner Workload 
7.00 
Total Weekly Contact Hours 
4.00 
This module has no Part Time workload. 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources 

 John F. Douglass 2011, Fluid Mechanics, 6/e Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0273717723]
 Robert L. Mott 2015, Applied Fluid Mechanics, 7th Ed., Pearson Ed. Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0132558920]
 Donald F. Young, 2011, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 5th Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780470902158]
 Supplementary Book Resources 

 Crowe 2009, Engineering fluid mechanics, 9th Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780470409435]
 F. A. Holland, R. Bragg 1995, Fluid flow for chemical engineers, 2nd Edition Ed., ButterworthHeinemann Oxford [ISBN: 034061058 1]
 This module does not have any article/paper resources 

Other Resources 

 Website: Pearson Educationcompanion website
 Website: Wiley Hgher EducationFluids
 Website: John Wiley 2011, Introduction To Fluid Mechanics, 5th
Edition SI Version
 Website: WileyIntroduction To Fluid Mechanics, 5th
Edition SI Version

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