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Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
This module provides an understanding of the inherent properties of liquids and gasses in the context of viscosity and density. It describes the effect of these properties on fluid behaviour when operating under laminar and turbulent flow conditions. The emphasis is on the importance of pressure and velocity in fluid mechanics. Other important aspects of this module are fluid statics, fluid dynamics, and Bernoulli equations. It demonstrates the application of basic equations with respect to various forms of fluid flow.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Understand definitions and properties of fluids|
|2||Identify fluid properties and apply correctly in basic equations|
|3||Perform fluid statics calculations|
|4||Understand the principles of viscous flow|
|5||Understand the basic equations in fluid dynamic|
|6||Solve problems in hydraulic transportation of fluids|
|7||Apply governing equations for forces on submerged surfaces|
Coursework assessment: 25%
Fluids in the form of liquids and gases, scientifically known as incompressible and compressible fluids are the common utility service products used in many industrial applications. These fluids are also the standard sources of energy in power plants applications. Therefore this module is necessary to enable the students to understand all the basic principles associated with fluid flows. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements and class tests. All outcomes will be assessed by means of class tests and a final examination.
Basic Mathematical Concepts, Advanced Mathematical Concepts, Basic Concepts in Physics
Differential and Integral Calculus