CIVL 2004 Fluid Mechanics (WSTC AssocD)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700111

Coordinator Abbas Ranjbar Opens in new window

Description The unit provides a basic understanding of fluid mechanics principles. While the main focus will remain on incompressible fluids, effects of compressible fluids will also be discussed. The theories learned in classes will be reinforced in laboratory sessions.Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 1017 AND
ENGR 1012

Equivalent Subjects CIVL 2003 - Fluid Mechanics

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 7022 Associate Degree in Engineering

Assumed Knowledge

700102 - Mathematics for Engineers 2.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply concepts of statics, kinematics and dynamics of fluids to solve water related engineering problems
  2. Estimate flow through basic pipes and open channels
  3. Analyse and design basic pipes and open-channels

Subject Content

Fluid properties
Fluid statics
Fluid kinematics
Types of flow
Continuity, momentum and energy principles
Dimensional analysis
Flow measurements, such as using plate orifices, venturi meters, semi-venturi meters
Surface resistance
Form resistance
Basic pipe flow
Basic open channel flow principles


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Lab Reports x2 2 x 1,000 words each report 20 N Both (Individual & Group)
Online Quizzes x5 5 x 20 minutes = 100 minutes 15 N Individual
Intra-session exam 1 hour + 30 minutes for online submission 15 N Individual
End of session exam in parts: Part 1: written - problem solving/short answer Part 2: Viva Voce Part 1: 2 hours + 30 minutes for online submission Part 2: 20 minutes per student 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Elger, DF 2013. Engineering fluid mechanics, 10th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

Teaching Periods

2022 Quarter 4

Nirimba Education Precinct


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