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Undergraduate Handbook

Fluid Mechanics - MMAN2600

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: MATH1131 or MATH1141 and PHYS1121 or PHYS1131
Equivalent: MECH2612
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Fluid properties. Fluids in static equilibrium. Buoyancy. Pressures in accelerating fluid systems. Steady flow energy equations. Flow measurement. Momentum analysis. Dimensional analysis and similarity. Pipe flow. Incompressible laminar and turbulent flow in pipes; friction factor. Laminar flow between parallel plates and in ducts. Elementary boundary layer flow; skin friction and drag. Pumps and turbines. Pump and pipeline system characteristics.

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