ENGCB22319B (HAM)
Fluid Mechanics
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Michael Walmsley
4701
E.2.08
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michael.walmsley@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Danielle Bertram
4937
F.2.08
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danielle.bertram@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid statics, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli and energy equations, momentum analysis of flow structures, flow measurement, dimensional analysis, internal flow in pipes and ducts, external flow over streamlined and bluffed bodies, pump sizing and selection, and an introduction to open channel flow.
Paper Structure
The paper content is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and workshops.
Please note that the tutorials, workshops and laboratories start in the second week of the semester and are an essential part of the learning for this paper.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessment
The learning outcomes are assessed using a combination of:
Assignments (10%)
The assignments form an important part of the paper, as they allow you to practice important concepts, and therefore help cement your knowledge as well as prepare for the test and exam. There will be a total of five assignments over the semester which will be released via Moodle.
Laboratories (10%)
There are a total of four laboratory sessions over the semester.
Group Project (20%)
In this group project, you will be designing a simplified small town water supply system.
Test (10%)
There will be one restricted book test to help you prepare for the final exam. ONE sheet (2 sides) of A4 notes. The test is worth 10% of your final grade. The date is shown below. The format will be discussed in class prior to the test.
Final exam (50%)
The final examination, held during Examination weeks, will cover the whole semester’s lecture material. It will be a closed book examination. Programmable calculators, not containing stored information, are allowed.
The format of the final examination will be discussed in lectures during the last week of the course.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Çengel, Y.A., & Cimbala, J. M. (2010). Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications. Second Edition, McGraw Hill Publication
Online Support
This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.
Workload
36 hr lectures, 11 hr tutorials, 8 hr of labs, 8 hr of workshops plus 87 hr for assessment and independent study.
Linkages to Other Papers
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisites: ENGEN110 or ENGG110 or ENGME221 or ENMP221
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: ENGCV223 or ENMP223 or ENGME323 or ENME323