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SEM218 - Mechanics of Fluids

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:SEM319
Unit chair:

Subrat Das

Prerequisite:

SIT194 and SEP101

Corequisite:SEE010
Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 5 hour practical class per trimester.  Compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 8.   Typically Waurn Ponds (Geelong) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester and Cloud (online) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on a single scheduled day during Week 8.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit covers the following areas: properties of fluid and fluid statics - basic properties of fluids, concept of ideal and real fluids, basic equations of fluid statics, hydrostatic forces, buoyancy and relative equilibrium; fluid flow concepts and basic equations-methods of describing fluid motion, concept of a control volume, basic equations of continuity, energy and momentum, Euler's equation, Bernoulli equation; dimensional analysis - Buckingham Pi theorem, dimensional and physical similarity; incompressible viscous flow, Hagen-Poiseuille equation, turbulent flow, Reynolds number, Froude number and mixing length hypothesis; steady flow through pipes - Darcy-Weisbach equation, head loss in friction, Moody's diagram, alternative methods to evaluate friction losses in pipes and channels, entry and exit losses, losses in bends and fittings; parallel and branch flow systems; introduction to rorodynamic machines, centrifugal pump performance.

Assessment

Examination 60%, three assignments 30%, laboratory work 10%.  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 Week 8.

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