Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGG252
Subject Name Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MATH142 or MATH188 or MATH162
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Final examamination: SLOs i to v Mid-session quizzes: SLOs i and iv Tutorial assessments: SLOs i to iv Laboratory work on hydrostatics, momentum of fluid, venturi meter, wave flow and pipe flows.
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture and 2 hrs tutorial per week and lab classes in selected weeks
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
David Hastie
Muttucumaru Sivakumar
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muttucumaru Sivakumar
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
This subject is designed to introduce elementary fluid mechanics concepts for civil, environmental, mechanical and mining engineers. The topics include fluid properties, hydrostatics, manometry, Bernoulli's, mass, energy and momentum equations and their applications, dimensional analysis, fluid flow in pipes, pipe friction losses and fluid flow measurements. The lecture components will be complemented with tutorials and laboratory classes. This subject intends to provide a working knowledge to solve simple fluid flow problems in the various branches of engineering. Students are assumed to have knowledge of 1st year engineering mathematics.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand fundamental engineering concepts relating to fluid properties.
2. Derive and solve hydrostatics problems encountered in manometers, plane and curved surfaces and buoyant bodies.
3. Solve problems associated with the three fundamental fluid flow equations namely equations of mass, momentum and energy.
4. Carry out analysis of problems associated with fluid flow in pipes.
5. Measure fluid flow using simple flow measuring principles associated with weirs, venturi meters, nozzles, orifices and pipes.

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