CEG1501 : Fluid Mechanics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Caspar Hewett
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Revision for blackboard based open book partial assessment 5|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||4:00||16:00||Preparation and revision for blackboard based open book partial assessments 1 - 4|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||5||1:00||5:00||Blackboard based open book partial assessments|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||1:00||4:00||Experiments and data analysis|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||36:00||36:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||120||2||A||75||Closed book, multiple choice.|
|PC Examination||60||2||M||5||Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 1 - Hydrostatics|
|PC Examination||60||2||M||5||Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 5 - Momentum|
|PC Examination||60||2||M||5||Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 2 - Buoyancy and Stability|
|PC Examination||60||2||M||5||Open book Blackboard based partial assessment 3 - Bernoulli Equation|
|PC Examination||60||2||M||5||Open 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.