Leader: Carlos Tiu, R Jagadeeshan and J Carberry (Clayton), K B T Tan (M'sia)
Offered
Clayton First semester 2008 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2008 (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%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 44% in the unit.
Contact hours
3 hours lectures, 1 hour of practice classes, 2 hours laboratory classes and 6 hours of private study per week
Prohibitions
CHE2100