SEM218 - Mechanics of Fluids
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Previously coded as:||SEM319|
SIT194 and SEP101
Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 5 hour practical class per trimester. Students must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during Week 8.
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.
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.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.