Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
Subject ENGR30001 (2012)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week + 1 x one hour tutorial per week + 2 x two hours of laboratory work per semester + 1 x one hour supporting and revision lecture per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated 120 hours
Students must have taken ONE of the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics may also be taken concurrently.
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Credit will not be given for this subject and the following subject:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Malcolm Davidson
Assoc Prof Malcolm Davidson
This subject concerns the fundamental science of fluid flow and thermodynamics relevant to a range of engineering applications.
Topics covered include - Heat and work: properties of pure substances, representation of properties; change of phase, steam and air tables and vapour equation of state; ideal gases, ideal non-flow and flow processes; laws of thermodynamics; Carnot's principle; Clausius inequality; direct and reversed heat engines; thermal efficiencies; fluid statics, manometry, stability of floating bodies; derivation of the continuity equation, mechanical energy balance, friction losses in a straight pipe, Newton’s law of viscosity, Fanning friction factor, treatment of roughness, valves and fittings; simple network problems; compressible flow, propagation of pressure wave, isothermal and adiabatic flow equations in a pipe, choked flow; Pumps-pump characteristics, centrifugal pumps, derivation of theoretical head, head losses leading to the actual pump head curve, calculating system head, determining the operating point of a pumping system, throttling for flow control, cavitation and NPSH, affinity laws and pump scale-up, introduction to positive displacement pumps; stirred tanks- radial, axial and tangential flow, type of agitators, vortex elimination, the standard tank configuration, power number and power curve, dynamic and geometric similarity in scale-up; Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Multi-dimensional fluid flow- momentum flux, development of multi-dimensional equations of continuity and for momentum transfer, Navier-Stokes equations, application to tube flow, Couette flow, Stokes flow.
On completion of this subject students should be able to -
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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On successful completion, students should have the following skills -
Bachelor of Engineering |
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream
B-ENG Civil Engineering stream
B-ENG Mechanical Engineering stream
Civil (Engineering) Systems major
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Master of Engineering (Biomolecular)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
Master of Engineering (Structural)
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems major
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