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CEG1501 : Fluid Mechanics

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To obtain understanding of basic fluid mechanics in the context of Civil Engineering applications.

This module covers basic fluid mechanics principles using the ideal fluid approximation. It is intended as an introducing module for Civil Engineering students, which will be followed up by other modules, extending understanding of fluids in Civil Engineering applications.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lectures follow a planned schedule is follows:-

Lecture 1 Fluid Mechanics in Civil Engineering
Lecture 2 Introduction, fundamental concepts
Lectures 3 - 6 Hydrostatics
Lectures 7 - 9 Buoyancy, Stability
Lecture 10 - 11 Conservation of Mass, Continuity Equation
Lectures 12 - 14 Conservation of Energy, Bernoulli Equation
Lectures 15 - 17 Flow Measurement
Lectures 18 - 20 Conservation of Momentum

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Revision for blackboard based open book partial assessment 5
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion200:3010:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion44:0016:00Preparation and revision for blackboard based open book partial assessments 1 - 4
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion51:005:00Blackboard based open book partial assessments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical41:004:00Experiments and data analysis
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are used to present to students fluid mechanics theory and practical examples in the context of civil engineering. They are aimed at fulfilling intended knowledge learning outcomes. Tutorials are aimed at development of problem solving skills for simple fluid mechanics situations in civil engineering. Practicals aim at development of experimental and data analysis skills.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination1202A75Closed book, multiple choice.
PC Examination602M5Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 1 - Hydrostatics
PC Examination602M5Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 5 - Momentum
PC Examination602M5Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 2 - Buoyancy and Stability
PC Examination602M5Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 3 - Bernoulli Equation
PC Examination602M5Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 4 - Flow Measurements
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment of theoretical understanding and problem solving ability in closed book, Blackboard, multiple choice exam.
Practical application, knowledge and problem solving ability in lab practicals and reports.

Students will attend 4 times 1 hour lab practical sessions. For each session they need 1 hour of familiarisation with the lab equipment, theory and the task. Part of it should be done prior to the lab session and part after the session. Additionally they will need 1 hour to prepare a spreadsheet with all the calculations following the lab practical. After that, for each topic, they will sit a one hour Blackboard assessment which will involve questions about the lab practical, they would need to upload their spreadsheet calculations prepared earlier and they will have to answer some more theoretical and tutorial type questions. Prior to each of the assessments they also need 2 hours of revision of theory and examples on the topic. The fifth formative assessment does not cover any lab practical so for that one there is only 2 hours of preparation and one hour of the actual assessment.

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