MG6032 – Fluid Mechanics (Mech)

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Module code
Module title
Fluid Mechanics (Mech)
To enable students to understand and apply the principles of fluid statics and dynamics to common engineering problems
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Analyse principles of fluid mechanics.
2.Analyse hydrostatic fluid applications.
3.Analyse hydrodynamic fluid applications.
4.Define and specify requirements for fluid machinery.
5.Design fluid power systems (pneumatic and hydraulic) to match operational requirements.
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, compressor types, construction, characteristics, selection and applications.
Fan types, construction, characteristics, selection and applications.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1Assignments40
Assessment 2Tests20
Assessment 3Examination40