Fluid properties; Pascal's Law; Flow measurement; Basic fluid dynamic principles; Momentum equation; Pipelines and pumping systems; Drag reduction on moving objects (cars, airplanes…)
Contact hours: 34
Hours of private study: 116
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods:
Examination, 2 hours (70%)
Homework, five A4 pages (15%)
Presentation, 15 minutes (15%)
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Yasuki Nakayama, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2nd Edition, 2018. eBook ISBN: 9780081024386.
An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Chung Fang, Springer International Publishing, 2019. eBook ISBN 978-3-319-91821-1.
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, William S. Janna, CRC Press; Fifth Edition, 2015.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will have knowledge and understanding of:
1 fluid properties and the basic concepts underlying fluid flows and behaviour
2 hydrostatic and hydrodynamic forces born from static and dynamic fluid effects including mass-flow and energy conservation
3 fluid systems and evaluate energy losses for engineering applications
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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