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Overview
This unit introduces the fundamental properties of fluids, analysis of pipe flow, buoyancy, and stability of floating objects. It presents methods of analysing fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations. Students analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems and use similitude and modelling principles and techniques to solve problems in fluid mechanics. Students will prepare technical and laboratory reports using appropriate 'mechanical engineering language', and document the process of modelling and analysis. They are required to act professionally in presenting information, communicating, working, and learning, both individually and in teams. Online students must have access to a computer and make frequent use of the Internet.
Details
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Pre-requisites: MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics AND [ENEG11006 Engineering Statics OR ENEM12007 Statics & Dynamics] AND [ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy & Electricity OR PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B]
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 2 - 2020
Attendance Requirements
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Recommended Student Time Commitment
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
Class Timetable
Assessment Overview
Assessment Grading
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.
All University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
You may wish to view these policies:
- Grades and Results Policy
- Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
- Review of Grade Procedure
- Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
- Student Refund and Credit Balance Policy and Procedure
- Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Have your say
A hands on experience in Laboratory exercise are helped students to understand the principles of fluid mechanics in real world situations.
The practice will continue in the future offering.
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The amount of detailed information about the unit is great. The tutorials for the assignments and the preparation of the study materials for the exam are excellent.
The practice will continue in the future offering.
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The return dates of the laboratory reports.
Students informed that the submission dates of the laboratory reports are needed to be spread out through the entire term instead of all being due on week 12. This issue will be reviewed and amended in the next offering.
- Prepare technical and laboratory reports based on thorough evaluation of data and associated uncertainties
- Use appropriate mechanical engineering language in context
- Document the process of modelling and analysis and present the information in a professional manner
- Communicate, work, and learn, individually and in peer learning teams in a professional manner
- Explain the fundamental properties of fluids and apply this knowledge to analyse fluid flow in pipes
- Analyse the buoyancy and stability of floating bodies
- Analyse fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations
- Analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems
- Apply similitude and modelling principles and techniques to problems in fluid mechanics.
The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked to the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks | Learning Outcomes | ||||||||
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20% | |||||||||
2 - Written Assessment - 20% | |||||||||
3 - Written Assessment - 20% | |||||||||
4 - Take Home Exam - 40% |
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes | Learning Outcomes | ||||||||
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |
1 - Communication | |||||||||
2 - Problem Solving | |||||||||
3 - Critical Thinking | |||||||||
4 - Information Literacy | |||||||||
5 - Team Work | |||||||||
6 - Information Technology Competence | |||||||||
7 - Cross Cultural Competence | |||||||||
8 - Ethical practice | |||||||||
9 - Social Innovation |
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Assessment Tasks | Graduate Attributes | ||||||||
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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |
1 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20% | |||||||||
2 - Written Assessment - 20% | |||||||||
3 - Written Assessment - 20% | |||||||||
4 - Take Home Exam - 40% |
Textbooks
Munson's Fluid Mechanics 8th Edition (2017)
Authors: Gerhart, P.M.; Gerhart, A. L.; Hochstein, J.I.
John Wiley & Sons
Hoboken Hoboken , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9781119248989
Binding: Hardcover
Elementary Fluid Mechanics 7th Edition (1996)
Authors: Street, R.L., Watters, G.Z. and Vennard, J.K.
John Wiley & Sons
New York New York , New York , USA
ISBN: 9780471013105
Binding: Hardcover
Additional Textbook Information
If you prefer to study with a paper copy, they are available at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). eBooks are available at the publisher's website.
IT Resources
- CQUniversity Student Email
- Internet
- Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)
For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.
N.Hassan@cqu.edu.au
Module/Topic
Unit Overview and Fluid properties
Chapter
1
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 1: Fluid properties
Module/Topic
Fluid Statics and Manometry
Chapter
2
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 2: Fluids Statics and Menometry
Module/Topic
Equilibrium, Buoyancy and Forces on Submerged Bodies
Chapter
2
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 3: Buoyancy and Forces on Submerged Bodies
Module/Topic
Eulerian and Lagrangian mechanics, One dimensional flow, Euler's equation and Bernoulli's equation
Chapter
3 and 4
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 4: Euler's equation and Bernoulli's equation
Module/Topic
Control Volume, Conversion of Mass, Momentum Equation
Chapter
4, 5 and 6
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 5: Control Volume, Conversion of Mass, and Momentum Equation
Module/Topic
Non teaching week
Chapter
Self reading
Events and Submissions/Topic
No tutorial. For more information, see Handbook
Assignment 1 Due: Vacation Week Monday (17 Aug 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Module/Topic
Application of Momentum Equation
Chapter
6
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 6: Momentum Equation
Module/Topic
Boundary Layer Concept, Laminar and Turbulent Flow, Reynolds Stress
Chapter
6, 8 and 9
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 7: Boundary Layer Concept, Laminar and Turbulent Flow, Reynolds Stress
Module/Topic
Incompressible Flow in Pipes, Moody Diagram, Pipe Bends, and Fittings, Measurement of Fluid Flow
Chapter
8
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 8: Incompressible Flow in Pipes
Module/Topic
Dimensional Analysis, Buckingham Pi Theorem, Common Dimensionless Numbers
Chapter
7
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 9: Dimensional Analysis
Module/Topic
Dynamic Similarity, Modelling Technique and Experimentation
Chapter
7
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 10: Dynamic Similarity, Modelling Technique and Experimentation
Module/Topic
Viscous Effects, Navier Stoke's equation and Computaional Fluid Dynamic
Chapter
6
Events and Submissions/Topic
Tutorial 11: Viscous Effects and Navier Stoke's equation
Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Module/Topic
Reveiw
Chapter
Sample problems
Events and Submissions/Topic
Revision: tutorials and previous exam problems
Laboratory Reports Due: Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Module/Topic
Unit review
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
Module/Topic
Chapter
Events and Submissions/Topic
1 Practical and Written Assessment
Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
In two weeks from the date of submission
- Prepare technical and laboratory reports based on thorough evaluation of data and associated uncertainties
- Use appropriate mechanical engineering language in context
- Document the process of modelling and analysis and present the information in a professional manner
- Communicate, work, and learn, individually and in peer learning teams in a professional manner
- Explain the fundamental properties of fluids and apply this knowledge to analyse fluid flow in pipes
- Analyse the buoyancy and stability of floating bodies
- Analyse fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations
- Analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Team Work
- Information Technology Competence
- Ethical practice
2 Written Assessment
This assignment covers the weekly topics from Week 1 to Week 5. Students are required to answer analytical and numerical questions. The assignment tasks will be uploaded on the unit website (Moodle).
Vacation Week Monday (17 Aug 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
In two weeks from the date of submission
- Prepare technical and laboratory reports based on thorough evaluation of data and associated uncertainties
- Use appropriate mechanical engineering language in context
- Document the process of modelling and analysis and present the information in a professional manner
- Communicate, work, and learn, individually and in peer learning teams in a professional manner
- Explain the fundamental properties of fluids and apply this knowledge to analyse fluid flow in pipes
- Analyse the buoyancy and stability of floating bodies
- Analyse fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Information Technology Competence
- Ethical practice
3 Written Assessment
This assignment covers the weekly topics from Week 6 to Week 10. Students are required to answer analytical and numerical questions. The assignment tasks will be uploaded on the unit website (Moodle).
Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
In two weeks from the date of submission
- Use appropriate mechanical engineering language in context
- Document the process of modelling and analysis and present the information in a professional manner
- Explain the fundamental properties of fluids and apply this knowledge to analyse fluid flow in pipes
- Analyse the buoyancy and stability of floating bodies
- Analyse fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations
- Analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems
- Apply similitude and modelling principles and techniques to problems in fluid mechanics.
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Ethical practice
4 Take Home Exam
Home examination will be scheduled in the exam week. The exam questions will be uploaded in the Moodle and will be available to all students at the same time. Students download the Exam paper and start working on the solution. Students are given three hours to complete the solution. Additional two hours are considered to provide them for downloading, uploading and perusal of the questions. Students use blank A4 papers to write answers. Students upload their answer booklet as a single pdf file on Moodle.
Exam Week Tuesday (20 Oct 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Students upload their answers as a single pdf file on Moodle.
Students can use Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments). Studnets can use calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised. Each question in the exam will be assessed separately against the following criterion:
- 20% of the total marks are for accuracy and correct result;
- Correct application of maths and arithmetic;
- Correct answer to the questions;
- Correct use of terminology, units and conventions
- 50% for correct method and procedure;
- Correct selection and application of formula and maths;
- Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical calculations for the results obtained;
- 30% for evidence of understanding;
- Use appropriate mechanical engineering language in context
- Document the process of modelling and analysis and present the information in a professional manner
- Communicate, work, and learn, individually and in peer learning teams in a professional manner
- Explain the fundamental properties of fluids and apply this knowledge to analyse fluid flow in pipes
- Analyse the buoyancy and stability of floating bodies
- Analyse fluid systems using the concept of a control volume combined with the conservation of mass and momentum equations
- Analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems
- Apply similitude and modelling principles and techniques to problems in fluid mechanics.
- Communication
- Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- Ethical practice
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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.
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