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CIVL2611: Introductory Fluid Mechanics (2015 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL2611: Introductory Fluid Mechanics (6 CP)|
Associate Professor Lei, Chengwang
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||The objective of this unit of study is to develop an understanding of basic fluid concepts for inviscid and incompressible fluids. Topics to be covered will include: basic fluid properties, hydrostatics, buoyancy, stability, pressure distribution in a fluid with rigid body motion, fluid dynamics, conservation of mass and momentum, dimensional analysis, open channel flow, and pipe flow.
This core unit of study together with CIVL3612 forms the basis for further studies in the applied areas of ocean, coastal and wind engineering and other elective fluid mechanics units which may be offered.
|Assumed Knowledge:||CIVL2201 AND ENGG1802 AND MATH1001. Students are expected to have a strong understanding of fundamental physics, statics, equilibrium, forces, and dimensional analysis. Familiarity with simple calculus, partial differential equations, and the analytical and numerical solutions.|
Associate Professor Lei, Chengwang
|Tutor/s:||To be appointed.|
|T&L Activities:||There will be weekly lectures (2 hours) followed by tutorials (2 hours). WileyPlus will be adopted as an online resource for self-learning and assignments. Each student is required to participate in one laboratory session during the semester and write a report.|
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|
|An appreciation of experimental design based on dimensional analysis and similitude.||Design (Level 2)|
|Competently applies standard theories, principles, tools & materials of the engineering/IT discipline to common fluid flow problems.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Use of basic experimental techniques.. An ability to apply principles of fluid dynamics to engineering problems.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
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.Design (Level 2)
Weekly assignments will be posted in WileyPLUS, and the students are required to complete the assignment within the specified time frame.
One compulsory laboratory session is scheduled for each student. Students are required to submit a Lab Report within one week after the individual lab sessions.
Two quizzes (about an hour each) are scheduled during the semester. The schedule for the quizzes is available in the timetable. Students MUST attend the quizzes in the allocated sessions. Details about the formats and contents of the quizzes will be announced in the class and via email.
There is a 2-hour examination at the end of the semester. The questions will be of a similar format to the questions in the tutorials, assignments and quizzes. The examination will be a closed book examination. A formulae sheet may be attached to the examination paper.
Please refer to the formal Unit of Study Outline handed out in the first lecture for more information regarding the assessments. There is additional minimum performance in this unit of study that must be achieved to receive a pass or better, regardless of the aggregate of all the individual component marks.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
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/Tutorial: Introduction to fluid mechanics|
|Week 2||Lecture/Tutorial: Fluid properties and pressure variation|
|Week 3||Lecture/Tutorial: Forces on a submerged surface|
|Week 4||Lecture/Tutorial: Buoyancy and stability|
|Week 5||Lecture/Tutorial: Fluids in motion|
|Week 6||Lecture/Tutorial: Bernoulli equation|
|Week 7||Lecture/Tutorial: Reynolds transport theorem and mass conservation|
|Other: Quiz 1|
|Week 8||Lecture/Tutorial: Conservation of linear momentum|
|Week 9||Lecture/Tutorial: Dimensional analysis|
|Week 10||Lecture/Tutorial: Modelling and similitude|
|Week 11||Lecture/Tutorial: Open channel flow|
|Week 12||Lecture/Tutorial: Flow in pipes|
|Other: Quiz 2|
|Week 13||Lecture/Tutorial: Review|
|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:
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||16%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||13.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||70.5%|
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.