# CHE2161 - Fluid mechanics

## 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

#### Leader: J Sheridan and R Jagadeeshan, K B T Tan (M'sia)

#### Offered

Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)

Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)

Malaysia Second semester 2007 (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

- Calculate fluid forces acting on bodies which are partially or fully submerged in fluids.
- Use control volumes to predict fluid behaviour with particular regard to the principles of continuity, momentum and energy, and the Bernoulli equation.
- Use dimensional analysis and modelling to plan experiments, to present results meaningfully and to predict prototype performance.
- Calculate lift and drag forces for bodies subjected to fluid motion.
- Compute flow rates in pipe networks under steady state conditions.
- Understand the typical operation and applications of Pumps and Compressors, their capabilities and limitations, and operating parameters that significantly affect performance
- To describe the nature of two-phase flows and to use simple models for prediction of pressure drops in such flows
- To classify non-Newtonian Fluids, use constitutive equations for these fluids to predict pressure drops in different flows
- Carry out simple experiments relating to fluid properties and flow behaviour.

#### Assessment

Assignments: 30%

Examinations (3 hours): 70%

#### Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 1 hour of practice classes, 2 hours laboratory classes and 6 hours of private study per week

#### Prohibitions

CHE2100