DE6301 – Fluid Mechanics

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Module code
DE6301
Module title
Fluid Mechanics
Prescription
To understand and apply the principles of fluid statics and dynamics to common engineering problems
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of fluid mechanics.
2.Describe and assess hydrostatic fluid applications.
3.Describe and assess hydrodynamic fluid applications.
4.Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for fluid machinery.
5.Produce fluid power systems (pneumatic and hydraulic) to meet operational requirements.
Content
Fluid properties, density, viscosity, flash point. Hydrostatic pressure, thrust on perpendicular and inclined plates, buoyancy, transmissibility.
Fluid flow, Reynolds number, classification of fluid flows, conservation of mass, Bernoulli equation, action of fluid jets on plates. Flow measurement, types of flow meters. Friction and shock losses in pipelines, use of Moody charts, calculation of total head loss.
Hydraulic circuits, components, pump types, construction, characteristics, selection and applications.
Pneumatic circuits, components, construction, characteristics, selection and applications.
Fan types, construction, characteristics, selection and applications.
Assessment Criteria
Assignment30
Laboratories20
Examination50