Fluid Mechanics 2 ENG2085

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides a grounding in the fundamental methods of fluid mechanics in both static and dynamic situations.  It also introduces general principles such as dimensional analysis, which are widely applicable in engineering.

Timetable

2 lecture per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

None

Recommended Entry Requirements

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

85% Written Exam

15% Written Assignment

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ provide a grounding in the fundamental methods of fluid mechanics in both static and dynamic situations

■ show the importance of general principles such as dimensional analysis, which are widely applicable in engineering.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ explain the behavioural differences between fluids and solids;

■ define the fundamental physical variables of fluid mechanics and dimensionless quantities such as the Reynolds number;

■ apply dimensional analysis to problems in fluid mechanics;

■ apply standard results in mechanics to static fluid problems, such as hydrostatic pressure distribution;

■ apply control volume analysis to one-dimensional fluid flow problems;

■ explain the significance and practical impact of conservation laws (linear momentum, mass and energy) in fluid mechanics and apply them to simple flows;

■ state the Bernoulli equation and apply it to simple problems in fluid dynamics;

■ solve flow problems in systems of closed pipes and of open channels.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.

 

Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.

 

Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.