Fluid Mechanics I
This module will:
· Introduce the physical processes that govern the behaviour of fluids at rest and in motion.
· Provide a solid foundation in fundamental fluid mechanics on which specialist fluid dynamics modules in years 2, 3 and 4 will build.
· Provide experience and confidence in problem-solving.
· Provide insights into the practical world of civil engineering fluid mechanics.
In this module you will have the opportunity to:
· Analyse the physical processes which govern the behaviour of fluids at rest and in motion.
· Confidently pose and solve problems in engineering fluid mechanics.
· Calculate the expected flow rates in pipes and open channels.
· Perform basic design calculations.
· Fluid properties: density, viscosity, and pressure.
· Surface and volume integrals.
· Fluid statics: hydrostatic pressure distribution, hydraulic presses, and pressure measurement.
· Fluxes through control surfaces; streamlines.
· Turbulent flows and boundary layers.
· Control volumes, mass and volume conservation, and general conservation laws.
· Momentum conservation and the calculation of fluid forces on structures.
· Energy conservation; velocity measurements.
· Pipe systems, including flow rates, major and minor losses, pumps and turbines.
· Free surface flows; flow rates in rivers, rapidly varied flow around control structures, sub- and supercritical flow, application to bridges, weirs, and sluices.
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