Last Updated  S022020 
BCS206S
Unit Name  Applied Fluid Mechanics 
Unit Code  BCS206S 
Unit Duration  1 Semester 
Award 
Bachelor of Science (Engineering) Duration 3 years 
Year Level  Two 
Unit Creator / Reviewer  N/A 
Core/Elective:  Core 
Pre/Corequisites  BSC103C, BSC107C 
Credit Points 
3 Total Course Credit Points 81 (27 x 3) 
Mode of Delivery  Online or oncampus. 
Unit Workload  (Total student workload including “contact hours” = 10 hours per week; 5 hours per week for 24 week delivery) Prerecordings / Lecture – 1.5 hours Tutorial – 1.5 hours Guided labs / Group work / Assessments – 2 hours Personal Study recommended – 5 hours 
Unit Description and General Aims
The objective in presenting this unit is to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to fluid mechanics for civil and environmental engineering applications.
The unit contents will also provide students with the opportunity to further develop their physical intuition and abstraction levels by performing, within a team framework, a sequence of fluid mechanics experiments that progressively build essential experience in physical modelling through the collection and analyses of experimental data.
The subject matter covered in this unit will include fundamental fluid mechanics concepts and processes; solving quantitative fluid mechanics problems; undertaking prelaboratory calculations and associated fluid mechanics laboratory experiments.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this Unit, students are expected to be able to:
 Demonstrate and communicate a broad knowledge of fluid mechanics concepts and processes using both text and illustrations.
Bloom’s Level 2  Solve quantitative fluid mechanics problems using complex reasoning and the selection of appropriate solutions.
Bloom’s Level 3  Participate effectively in a sequence prelaboratory calculations and associated fluid mechanics laboratory experiments and produce and critique reports.
Bloom’s Level 5  Integrate appropriate analysis and calculations for the initial design of typical engineering hydraulic systems.
Bloom’s Level 6  Conduct fluid mechanics practicals.
Bloom’s Level 3
Student assessment
Assessment Type  When assessed  Weighting (% of total unit marks)  Learning Outcomes Assessed 
Assessment 1 Type: Multichoice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation Example Topic: Fluids properties and Fluids in Static Equilibrium, pressure. Students may complete a quiz with MCQ type answers and solve some simple equations to demonstrate a good understanding of the fundamental concepts. 
Due after Topic 3  15%  1 
Assessment 2 Type: Multichoice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation Example Topic: Control Volume; Momentum Analysis & Energy Equations; Pressures in Accelerating Fluid Systems. Students may be asked to provide solutions to simple problems on various topics. 
Due after Topic 7  20%  1, 2 
Assessment 3 Type: Multichoice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Practical / Remote Lab / Simulation / Project / Report Example Topics: Team work practical: conduct fluid mechanics laboratory experiments and produce a report. Critique by group members on each other’s laboratory reports. Students may complete a quiz with MCQ type answers or solve some simple problems or use software to complete a practical. 
Due after Topic 9  20%  3, 5 
Assessment 4 Type: Examination Example Topic: All topics with an emphasis on Logarithms and Matrices An examination with a mix of detailed report type questions and/or simple numerical problems to be completed in 3 hours 
Final Week  40%  1, 2, 4 
Attendance / Tutorial Participation Example: Presentation, discussion, group work, exercises, selfassessment/reflection, case study analysis, application. 
Continuous  5%  1 to 5 
Prescribed and Recommended Readings
Required textbook(s)
D. F. Elger, B. A. LeBret, C. T. Crowe, J. A. Roberson, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, 12th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2019. ISBN 9780470259771
Reference Materials
Bugler, J 1990, Fluid Mechanics for Technologists, Longman Cheshire, ISBN 9780582712379
Unit Content
Topic 1
Introduction
• Liquids and Gases
• The Continuum Assumption
• Dimensions, Units, and Resources
• Topics in Dimensional Analysis
• Engineering Analysis
• Applications and Connections 12
Topic 2
Fluid Properties
• Properties Involving Mass and Weight
• Ideal Gas Law
• Properties Involving Thermal Energy
• Viscosity
• Bulk Modulus of Elasticity
• Surface Tension
• Vapour Pressure
Topic 3
Fluid Statics
• Pressure Variation with Elevation
• Pressure Measurements
• Forces on Plane Surfaces (Panels)
• Forces on Curved Surfaces
• Buoyancy
• Stability of Immersed and Floating Bodies
Topic 4
Control Volume and Continuity Equation
• Rate of Flow
• Control Volume Approach
• Continuity Equation
• Cavitation
• Differential Form of the Continuity Equation
Topic 5
Steady Flow Energy Equations
• Energy, Work, and Power
• Energy Equation: General Form
• Energy Equation: Pipe Flow
• Power Equation
• Contrasting the Bernoulli Equation and the Energy Equation
• Transitions
• Hydraulic and Energy Grade Lines
Topic 6
Momentum Analysis
• Momentum Equation: Derivation
• Momentum Equation: Interpretation
• Common Applications
• Additional Applications
• MomentofMomentum Equation
• NavierStokes Equation
Topic 7
Pressures in Accelerating Fluid Systems
• Descriptions of Fluid Motion
• Acceleration
• Euler’s Equation
• Pressure Distribution in Rotating Flows
• The Bernoulli Equation Along a Streamline
• Rotation and Vorticity
• The Bernoulli Equation in Irrotational Flow
Topics 8 & 9
Dimensional Analysis and Similarity
• Need for Dimensional Analysis
• Buckingham Theorem
• Dimensional Analysis
• Common Groups
• Similitude
• Model Studies for Flows without FreeSurface Effects
• ModelPrototype Performance
• Approximate Similitude at High Reynolds Numbers
• FreeSurface Model Studies
Topic 10
Open Channel Flow
• Define an open channel, uniform flow and nonuniform flow, and the Froude number;
• Calculate the hydraulic radius and the Reynolds number; the criteria for laminar and turbulent flow
• Physics of the energy equation and the corresponding HGL and EGL.
• Calculate flow rate with the Darcy–Weisbach approach or the Manning equation.
• Define and explain the best hydraulic section
• Overview of Steady NonUniform Flow
Topic 11
Flow Measurement
• Measuring Velocity and Pressure
• Measuring Flow Rate (Discharge)
Topic 12
Unit Review
In the final week, students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. Opportunity will be provided for a review of students’ work and to clarify any outstanding issues.
Software/Hardware Used
Software

Software: Ansys Fluent

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Instructions: Remote Lab 14

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