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(ENG)

Leader: R Alfredson and R Jagadeeshan
Offered:
Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: An introduction to momentum transfer. Topics include fluid statics; differential and integral balances of mass, momentum and energy; flow measurement; pipe flow and frictional losses; dimensional analysis; pumps; compressible flow.
Objectives: 1. Calculate fluid forces acting on bodies which are partially or fully submerged in fluids. 2. Use control volumes to predict fluid behaviour with particular regard to the principles of continuity, momentum and energy, and the Bernoulli equation. 3. Use dimensional analysis and modelling to plan experiments, to present results meaningfully and to predict prototype performance. 4. Calculate lift and drag forces for bodies subjected to fluid motion. 5. Compute flow rates in pipe networks under steady state conditions. 6. Understand the typical operation and applications of Pumps and Compressors, their capabilities and limitations, and operating parameters that significantly affect performance 7. To describe the nature of twophase flows and to use simple models for prediction of pressure drops in such flows 8. To classify nonNewtonian Fluids, use constitutive equations for these fluids to predict pressure drops in different flows 9. Carry out simple experiments relating to fluid properties and flow behaviour.
Assessment: Examinations (3 hours): 70% + Assignments: 30%
Contact Hours: Three 1hour lectures per week, 1 hour of practice class per week, one 2hour laboratory class per week and 6 hours of private study per week.
Prohibitions: CHE2100