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CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CIVL3612: Fluid Mechanics (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: Civil Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Chauhan, Kapil
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: http://www.civil.usyd.edu.au/current/undergraduate/units_of_study.shtml
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study aims to provide an understanding of the conservation of mass and momentum in differential forms for viscous fluid flows. It provides the foundation for advanced study of turbulence, flow around immersed bodies, open channel flow, pipe flow and pump design.
Assumed Knowledge: CIVL2611.
Lecturer/s: Dr Chauhan, Kapil
Tutor/s: Tutors:

Mr Karnik Agarwal

Ms Lauren Gaudion

Mr Nicolas Giannelis

Ms Chiala Hernandez-Silva

Mr Asiful Islam

Ms Paola Martinez

Mr Seyed Aliakbar Mirmohammadi

Mr Abolghasem Naghib

Mr Zhongzheng Wang

Demonstrators:

Ms Lauren Gaudion

Ms Paola Martinez
Timetable: CIVL3612 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 3 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 12
3 Laboratory 1.30 1 2
4 Independent Study 6.00 13
T&L Activities: Lectures:

Monday: 5-6pm

Wednesday: 9-10am

Thursday: 5-6pm

Tutorial:

Tuesday, 11 am – 1pm OR Wednesday 3 pm – 5 pm

Laboratory Sessions:

Tuesday 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm (see Timetable) / Civil Engg. Fluids Lab Rm 250

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.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3)
1. Write a laboratory report in technical English.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3)
2. Select an appropriate class of turbo-machine for a particular application.
3. Apply the concept of acceleration in a Lagrangian frame of reference in different flow configurations
4. Explain how and why a turbo-machine works.
5. Calculate key properties of a hydraulic jump.
6. Apply appropriate equation to analyse open-channel flow with uniform depth and predict the water surface profile for any situation
7. Apply appropriate equations and principles to analyse a variety of pipe flow situations.
8. Understanding applications of fluid mechanics
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
9. Understand basic experimental techniques.
10. Explain the fundamental characteristics of a boundary layer, including laminar, transitional, and turbulent regimes.
11. Discuss the main properties of laminar and turbulent flow and appreciate their difference.
12. Analyse viscous flows using the Navier-Stokes equations.
13. Analyse ideal flows using the potential flow theory
14. Apply the concept of continuity in a Lagrangian frame of reference for different flow configurations
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Final Exam No 55.00 Exam Period 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12,
2 Lab Report No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 6, 7, 9,
3 Pre-lab quiz No 5.00 Multiple Weeks 6, 7, 9, 12,
4 Applications Assignment No 5.00 Week 2 8,
5 In-class Quiz x 5 No 25.00 Multiple Weeks
Assessment Description: 1. Final Exam: 3 hour final closed book exam

2. Lab Report: One group report on pipe flow laboratory

4. Pre-lab quiz: Two pre-lab quizzes to be completed online before each laboratory session

5. Applications assignment: One report/essay

6. In-class quiz: Multiple choice and problems to solve

In order to achieve a pass in this unit of study, all the following criteria must be satisfied:

- a total combined mark of at least 50%,

- satisfactory final semester examination performance (≥ 50%)

- attend BOTH labs

- attend at least 50% of marked attendance

Students who do not meet all the criteria will not receive a pass mark for the unit of study, and will not receive a mark greater than 45%, regardless of their performance in the other components of the unit of study. Satisfactory performance is defined as an exam mark of more than 50%.

Penalties:

- plagiarism incidents in lab-reports and in-class quizzes will be dealt according to University policies

- late arrival to laboratory by more than 10 mins will be penalized at 20% of the particular lab`s marks

- not showing up for the laboratory session without special consideration will be penalized at 20% from the particular lab`s marks, given that another session is later attended, otherwise will receive zero marks

- not finishing the pre-lab quiz before the lab session will receive zero marks for the pre-lab quiz

- late submission of lab reports will be penalized at 20% per day
Assessment Feedback: Graded applications assignment and lab reports returned to students.
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.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Online Course Content: http://www.civil.usyd.edu.au/current/undergraduate/units_of_study.shtml

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 Lecture: Introduction
Lecture: Acceleration I
Week 2 Lecture: Conservation of Mass I
Lecture: Acceleration II
Assessment Due: Applications Assignment
Week 3 Lecture: Potential Flow I
Lecture: Conservation of Mass II
Week 4 Lecture: Potential Flow II
Lecture: Navier-Stokes Equations I
Week 5 Lecture: Navier-Stokes Equations II
Lecture: Dimensionless Navier-Stokes I
Week 6 Lecture: Viscous Pipe Flow I
Lecture: Dimenisionless Navier-Stokes II
Week 7 Lecture: Viscous Pipe Flow II
Lecture: Viscous Pipe Flow III
Week 8 Lecture: Viscous Pipe Flow IV
Lecture: Flow Over Immersed Bodies I
Week 9 Lecture: Flow Over Immersed Bodies II
Lecture: Flow Over Immersed Bodies III
Week 10 Lecture: Open Channel Flows I
Lecture: Flow Over Immersed Bodies IV
Week 11 Lecture: Open Channel Flows II
Lecture: Open Channel Flows III
Week 12 Lecture: Pumps I
Lecture: Pumps II
Week 13 Lecture: Pumps III
Lecture: Review
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
Civil (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Design in Architecture 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Construction Management) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Environmental) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Structures) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Design in Architecture 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil (Construction Management) 2015
Civil (Environmental) 2015
Civil (Geotechnical) 2015
Civil / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil (Structures) 2015
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) 2010
Master of Professional Engineering (Fluids) 2010
Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical) 2010
Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) 2010
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) (till 2012) 2010, 2011, 2012
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 2) No 0%
(7) Project and Team Skills (Level 2) No 0%
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3) No 4%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3) No 40.5%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 3) No 30.5%

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.