MG6032 – Fluid Mechanics (Mech)
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Fluid Mechanics (Mech)
To enable students 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
- 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