Module title: Fluid Mechanics

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR08100
Module leader: Chrysoula Pantsi
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

Module code: CTR07103
Module title: Engineering Principles (Civil)
Examples of equivalent learning: Engineering Principles equivalent to SCQF level 7

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Chrysoula Pantsi
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of it is reflected in the delivery of this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on WebCT to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
International experience is used as appropriate.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 75
Independent Learning Guided independent study 62
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 40 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

- Properties of fluids (physical properties, Newton's law of viscosity, surface tension)
- Fluid statics (forces on immersed surfaces, buoyancy & flotation)
- Fluid dynamics (forces due to momentum change)
- Basic laws (continuity equation, momentum equation, energy equation, application of basic laws to engineering problems)
- Pipe flow (laminar & turbulent flows, losses in pipe systems, Darcy-Weisbach formula, Reynolds number & variation in pipe friction factor, Moody diagram, Colebrook-White equation, minor losses, graphical representation of energy, pipe flow measurement venture meter, orifice meter)
- Pipe systems (pipes in series and parallel, three reservoir problems, turbines and pumps in pipe systems)
- Channel flow (uniform flow, Chezy and Manning equations, best hydraulic section, normal depth and its computations)
- Critical depth and its computations

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: understand the principles of Fluid Mechanics;
LO2: understand the advantages and limitations of Fluid Mechanics models, equations and formulae;
LO3: use the principles of Fluid Mechanics to solve engineering problems.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - DOUGLAS, J.F., GASIOREK, J.M, SWAFFIELD, J. AND JACK, L. (2011) FLUID MECHANICS: PRENTICE HALL, 6th ed. - ISBN: 9780273717720
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