MG6032 – Fluid Mechanics (Mech)
Fluid Mechanics (Mech)
To understand and apply the principles of fluid statics and dynamics to common engineering problems.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Analyse and generate solutions using the basic principles of fluid mechanics.
2. Describe and assess hydrostatic fluid applications.
3. Describe and assess hydrodynamic fluid applications.
4. Evaluate the requirements for fluid machinery.
5. Produce fluid power systems (pneumatic and hydraulic) to meet 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, construction, characteristics, selection and applications.
• Fan types, construction, characteristics, selection and applications.