Fluid Mechanics 2 ENG2085
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
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.
2 lecture per week
63% Final written exam
21% Online assessment of Teaching Block 1
16% Report on laboratory work
Main Assessment In: December
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.
■ provide experience in the practical aspects of carry out fluid experiments and analysing results
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.
■ gain knowledge, understanding and skills associated with carrying out, analysing and reporting of fluid experiments
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 satisfactorily complete the laboratory exercises.
Students must complete the set exercise.
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.