CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics
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General Information

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. You analyse incompressible flows in pipe systems and use similitude and modelling principles and techniques to solve problems in fluid mechanics. You will prepare technical and laboratory reports using appropriate 'mechanical engineering language', and document the process of modelling and analysis. You are required to act professionally in presenting information, communicating, working, and learning, both individually and in teams. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: MATH11219 Engineering Mathematics AND ENEG11006 Engineering Statics.

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 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

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

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 40%

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.

Previous Student Feedback

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.

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The lecture materials of this unit are informative and concise.

Recommendation

The practice will continue in future offerings.

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The laboratory experiments need to have better videos.

Recommendation

Students informed that the overall quality of the laboratory videos should be improved if the unit is to be taught distance again next year. We will offer a face-to-face residential school for this unit in the next year.

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Students enjoyed the subject materials and the overall structure of the unit.

Recommendation

Students reported that the structure of each week and the contents of the topic were clearly explained and laid out. The practice will continue in the future offering.

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Student satisfaction for 'Assessment Tasks' has dropped a bit in comparison with the previous year.

Recommendation

The assessment tasks will be reviewed in the future offering.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply the fundamentals of fluid mechanics to investigate pressure, buoyancy and hydrostatic forces
  2. Analyse fluid motion by applying the conservation of mass and momentum in real-world engineering contexts
  3. Identify the fluid flow regimes to apply Bernoulli Equation in pipe flows
  4. Create solutions to fluid systems using similitude and modelling techniques
  5. Measure flow regimes, rates and other basic fluid flow characteristics and compare with analytical data
  6. Work autonomously and in teams to prepare reports using appropriate engineering language.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Introductory
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1N 5N 6N )

Intermediate
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 4N 6I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 6I )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4I 5N 6I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2I 5N 6I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 2N 4I 5I 6I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 4I 6I )

Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 3I 4A 5A 6I )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A 5A 6I )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A 5A 6I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 6A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 6A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.

Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
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 and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Munson's Fluid Mechanics 8th Edition (2017) 8 (2017)

Authors: P.M.; Gerhart, A. L.; Hochstein, J.I.
John Wiley & Sons
Hoboken Hoboken , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9781119248989
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Elementary Fluid Mechanics 7th Edition (1996) 7 (1996)

Authors: Street, R.L., Watters, G.Z. and Vennard, J.K.
John Wiley & Sons
New York New York , NY , USA
ISBN: 9780471013105
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

The prescribed text is available in both paper and eBook versions can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code). The supplementary text is available in paper format only.


IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Nur Hassan Unit Coordinator
N.Hassan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Unit Overview and Fluid properties

Chapter

1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 1: Fluid properties

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Fluid Statics and Manometry

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 2: Fluids Statics and Menometry

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Equilibrium, Buoyancy and Forces on Submerged Bodies

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 3: Buoyancy and Forces on Submerged Bodies

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

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

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

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

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

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 (16 Aug 2021) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Application of Momentum Equation

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 6: Momentum Equation

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

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

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

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

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Dimensional Analysis, Buckingham Pi Theorem, Common Dimensionless Numbers

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 9: Dimensional Analysis

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Dynamic Similarity, Modelling Technique and Experimentation

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 10: Dynamic Similarity, Modelling Technique and Experimentation

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Viscous Effects, Navier Stoke's equation and Computaional Fluid Dynamic

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial 11: Viscous Effects, Navier Stoke's equation and Computaional Fluid Dynamic


Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Reveiw

Chapter

Sample problems

Events and Submissions/Topic

Revision: tutorials and previous exam problems


Laboratory Reports Due: Week 12 Thursday (7 Oct 2021) 11:55 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Unit review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Home Examination Due: Exam Week Thursday (21 Oct 2021) 10:00 am AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Laboratory Reports

Task Description

Each student will be required to complete the laboratory exercises as per the instruction sheets which will be available in the unit website. Laboratory sessions are compulsory, and each session will be up to 2 hours in duration. The timetable of laboratories will be supplied separately via unit website (Moodle).
The following laboratory activities will be conducted by all students:
    1. Flow Rate Measurement and Pipe Flow.
    2. Stability of Floating Bodies and Cenre of Pressure.
    3. Wind Tunnels Tests.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Thursday (7 Oct 2021) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Thursday (21 Oct 2021)

In two weeks from the date of submission


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
You must get a minimum 50% on this assessemnt item to secure a Pass in this unit

Assessment Criteria

Reporting of major elements/steps (eg. Theory, Objective, Procedures, Results etc) taken to undertake the laboratory sessions (40% of total marks).
Clarity of expression, including correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and appropriate referencing of sources (10% of total marks).
Accurate and correct use and presentation of mathematical equations or graphs, tables, diagrams and/or drawings (30% of total marks).
Discussion and logical presentation of ideas and arguments by means of data analysis and synthesis (20% of total marks).


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Submission should be via unit website (Moodle)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

This assignment covers the weekly topics from Week 1 to Week 5. Students are required to answer analytical and numerical  as well as multiple choice questions. The assignment tasks will be uploaded on the unit website (Moodle).


Assessment Due Date

Vacation Week Monday (16 Aug 2021) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Monday (30 Aug 2021)

In two weeks from the date of submission


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
You must get a minimum 50% on this assessemnt item to secure a Pass in this unit

Assessment Criteria

Each question in the assignment 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
40% for correct method and procedure
Correct selection and application of formula and maths
Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical calculations for the results obtained
Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical etc.)
30% for evidence of understanding
Explanation of choices made (why a particular procedure/method is selected)
Interpretation of results including limitations etc, if any
Correct and orderly procedures and required steps
10% for professional presentation
Clear identification and statement of each problem
Logical layout of analysis
Appropriate use of diagrams


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submission should be via unit website (Moodle)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

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).


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (1 Oct 2021) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021)

In two weeks from the date of submission


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
You must get a minimum 50% on this assessemnt item to secure a Pass in this unit

Assessment Criteria

Each question in the assignment 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
40% for correct method and procedure
Correct selection and application of formula and maths
Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical calculations for the results obtained
Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical etc.)
30% for evidence of understanding
Explanation of choices made (why a particular procedure/method is selected)
Interpretation of results including limitations etc, if any
Correct and orderly procedures and required steps
10% for professional presentation
Clear identification and statement of each problem
Logical layout of analysis
Appropriate use of diagrams


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submission should be via unit website (Moodle)

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

4 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
Home Examination

Task Description

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.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Thursday (21 Oct 2021) 10:00 am AEST

Students upload their answers as a single pdf file on Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
You must get a minimum 50% on this assessemnt item to secure a Pass in this unit

Assessment Criteria

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;


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

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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Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

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