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.
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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.