CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics (6 CP)|
Dr Cochard, Steve
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the conservation of mass and momentum in differential forms for viscous fluid flows. It provides the foundation for advanced study of turbulence, flow around immersed bodies, open channel flow, and turbo-machinery.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||CIVL2201 AND CIVL2611 AND ENGG1802 AND MATH2061. This unit of study follows on from Fluid Mechanics CIVL2611, which provides the essential fundamental fluid mechanics background and theory, and is assumed to be known and fully understood.|
Dr Cochard, Steve
Tutors: Mr Thomas Earl, Mr Francesco Ghini, Mr Jihad Badra and Mr Babak Fakhimghanbarzadeh
Demonstrators: Mr Thomas Earl, Mr Kai Zhan and Mr Ashkan Javadzadegan
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Understand how to determine appropriate pumps for piping systems.
Calculate key properties of a hydraulic jump.
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Understanding of the concepts of fluid flows based on the Navier-Stokes equations and their interaction with engineering structures with an emphasis on pipe flows, open channel flows and flows around buildings.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|Students are assessed in groups (lab report). This teaches group effort and cooperation as well as individual effort.||Professional Conduct (Level 1)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
Final Exam: 3 hour final exam
Mid-Sem Exam: Mid-semester exam
Lab Report: Laboratory reports
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
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|Online Course Content:||http://www.civil.usyd.edu.au/current/undergraduate/units_of_study.shtml|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Lecture: Acceleration|
|Week 2||Lecture: Conservation of mass|
|Week 3||Lecture: Potential flow|
|Week 4||Lecture: Navier - Stokes|
|Week 5||Good Friday|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 6||Lecture: Dimensionless N-S|
|Week 7||Lecture: Boundary layer|
|Week 8||Lecture: Separation|
|Week 9||Lecture: Pipe flow|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 10||Flow over immersed bodies|
|Week 11||Flow over immersed bodies|
|Week 12||Open channel flow|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Project Management and Teamwork (Level 1)||No||0%|
|Design (Level 1)||No||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||5.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||88.5%|
|Communication (Level 2)||No||6%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.