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SEM218 - Fluid Mechanics

Unit details

Year

2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Subrat Das

Prerequisite:

SIT194 and one unit from SEP101 or SEB101

Corequisite:

SEE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 5 hour practical class per trimester. All students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.

Content

This unit provides an introduction to fluid mechanics, the study of the behaviour and motion of fluids, both liquid and gases. It covers concept of ideal and real fluids, basic equations of fluid statics, hydrostatic forces, buoyancy and surface tension and relative equilibrium. Application of fluid mechanics range from studying laminar and turbulent flows, drag and lift, pressure losses in various fluid handling systems. The unit deals with the physics of fluid flow (the underlying principles and theory) as well as the engineering aspects (application to everyday problems).

Assessment

Examination 60%, two assignments (20%), laboratory work 20%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

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