Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate  Unit
CHE2161  Fluid mechanics
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Level  Undergraduate 
Faculty  Faculty of Engineering 
Offered  Clayton First semester 2010 (Day) Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day) Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)

Coordinator(s)  R Jagadeeshan (Clayton); K B T Tan (Sunway)

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 twophase flows and to use simple models for prediction of pressure drops in such flows
 To classify nonNewtonian 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, midsemester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
Chief examiner(s)
Professor Paul Webley
Contact hours
3 hours lectures, 1 hour of practice classes, 2 hours laboratory classes and 6 hours of private study per week
Prohibitions
CHE2100