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AMME9261: Fluid Mechanics 1 (2020 - Semester 1)

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Unit: AMME9261: Fluid Mechanics 1 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Kourmatzis, Agisilaos
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: AMME5200.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit covers the fundamentals of fluid statics and fluid dynamics. At the end of this unit students will have: an understanding of the basic equations governing the statics and dynamics of fluids; the ability to analyze and determine the forces applied by a static fluid; the ability to analyse fluids in motion. The course will cover both inviscid and viscous fluid flow. The course will introduce the relevant parameters for fluid flow in internal engineering systems such as pipes and pumps and external systems such as flow over wings and airfoils. Course content will cover the basic concepts such as viscosity, density, continuum, pressure, force, buoyancy and acceleration; and more detailed methods including continuity, conservation of momentum, streamlines and potential flow theory, Bernoulli equation, Euler equation, Navier-Stokes equation. Experiments will introduce flow measuring devices and flow observation.
Assumed Knowledge: Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
Timetable: AMME9261 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Independent Study 6.00
2 Lecture 3.00 3 13
3 Tutorial 2.00 1 12
4 Laboratory 3.00 1 2
T&L Activities: Lecture: 1 hour Lectures. Lectures will involve many worked examples and illustrations to highlight how the basic principles relate the theory to practical applications.

Tutorial: 2hr tutorial sessions. Students should attend all lectures and tutorials. The interaction with students and the discussions which take place during these sessions will be extremely beneficial. The first part of each tutorial will be devoted to solving an in-class assignment question which will be peer marked. The remainder of the time is spent working on tutorial practice problems. To maximize the benefits from the tutorial classes, students should attempt the practice problems beforehand and come to the tutorial with specific questions or queries.

Laboratory: Several Experiments are carried out through the semester. Laboratory classes will give students first hand experience on testing the theories taught in class and understanding the practical limitations of these theories.

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Apply calculus and algebra towards solving typical fluid mechanics problems relevant to engineering. (1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
Use analytical fluid mechanics to interpret fluid flows, determine forces in fluid statics, and apply these techniques towards engineering applications. Apply experimental techniques of broad use in engineering systems. (2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2)
Develop both individual and group problem solving skills through solving fundamental and applied fluid mechanics problems, and learning how to use theory towards breaking down a problem into parts, enabling solution though systematic thinking. (3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1)
Undertake laboratory experiments in groups, write a lab report, interpret data with peers, and engage in peer assessment during tutorials. (7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1)
1. Complete laboratory experiments and analyse and interpret the results in a formal lab report, in groups.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2)
2. Evaluate the relevant flow parameters for fluid flow in internal engineering systems such as pipes and pumps (velocities, losses, etc…), and external systems such as flow over wings and airfoils (lift and drag).
3. Analyze and determine the forces governing static fluids.
4. Analyze and determine the properties of a fluid in motion.
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1)
5. Demonstrate an ability to implement theoretical principles towards solving typical fluid mechanics problems.
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)
6. Evaluate and use some of the basic equations governing the statics and dynamics of fluids.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment No 5.00 Multiple Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6,
2 Quiz 1 No 5.00 Week 4 2, 3, 5, 6,
3 Quiz 2 No 5.00 Week 7 2, 3, 5, 6,
4 Quiz 3 No 5.00 Week 10 2, 4, 5, 6,
5 Quiz 4 No 5.00 Week 13 2, 4, 5, 6,
6 Lab Report * Yes 15.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2,
7 Final Exam * No 60.00 Exam Period 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: * indicates an assessment which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration

Assignment: The assignments will help students absorb the concepts and stay up to date with the pace of lectures. Assignments will elucidate the relevance of the basic concepts with respect to engineering applications.

Quiz: There will be in-class quizzes at the conclusion of main topics. These, as well as regular assignments will keep students up-to-date with the lecture material.

Lab Report: The laboratory sessions and reports will assess student’s appreciation of the practical relevance and application of the subject matter. Laboratory classes will give students first hand experience on testing the theories taught in class and understanding the practical limitations of these theories. Late submissions will be penalized according to standard university policy (5% of total available marks per day-no submissions accepted after 10 days).

Final Exam: The final examination will help evaluate the overall understanding of the concepts covered in this UoS and the student’s ability to analyze and solve related problems.

Minimum performance criteria: Students must achieve an exam mark of at least 45% (i.e. 27 out of 60) in order to pass this unit of study, regardless of the sum of the individual component marks. If a student receives less than the minimum exam mark, then the overall grade for the unit will be a maximum of 45%.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note on Resources: The prescribed test can be purchased as a hard copy or as an e-book at http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP001805.html

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Module 1: Introduction & Fluid Properties
Week 2 Module 2: Fluid Statics
Week 3 Module 2: Fluid Statics
Week 4 Module 2: Fluid Statics
Assessment Due: Quiz 1
Week 5 Module 3: Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
Week 6 Module 3: Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
Week 7 Module 3: Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
Assessment Due: Quiz 2
Week 8 Module 4: Applied Fluid Dynamics 1 – dimensional analysis
Week 9 Module 5: Applied Fluid Dynamics 2 – inviscid flows
Week 10 Module 5: Applied Fluid Dynamics 2 – inviscid flows
Assessment Due: Quiz 3
Week 11 Module 5: Applied Fluid Dynamics 2 – inviscid flows
Week 12 Module 6: Applied Fluid Dynamics 3 – simple viscous flows
Week 13 Review
Assessment Due: Quiz 4
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam *

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 1) No 0%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 1) Yes 7.5%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 1) No 0%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 1) No 0%
(4) Design (Level 1) No 0%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 2) Yes 57.25%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 1) Yes 17%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 2) Yes 18.25%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.