MG6032 – Fluid Mechanics (Mech)

Module code
Module title
Fluid Mechanics (Mech)
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
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.