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Module Code: IND106
Module Title: Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to introduce the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and the physics of thermofluid flow processes, and to develop tools to analyse simple engineering thermofluids systems. The module also aims to lay a solid foundation for subsequent work involving civil engineering hydraulics and thermodynamics. It is used also to develop skills in the written and oral presentation of a technical subject.
Learning outcomes 
A. Describe and define the fundamental concepts and principles in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

B. Comprehend the mathematical models for fluid mechanics analysis and thermodynamics analysis.

C. Apply appropriate modelling and analytical approaches to solve problems in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics systems

Method of teaching and learning 
The material in this module is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and supervised practical sessions. General transferable skills are developed through the presentation of written and oral reports.
Fluid Mechanics

• Definition of a fluid. Nature of fluid motion. Fluid properties. Relevance of subject and applications.

• Units and dimensions. Dimensional consistency. Dimensional analysis. Model testing and scaling: geometric and dynamic similarity.

• Hydrostatic pressure variation. Manometry. Forces on submerged bodies.

• Stability of floating bodies

• Streamlines. One-dimensional flow. Mass conservation equation.

• Momentum conservation equation. Euler's equation. Bernoulli's equation: energy interpretation. Static, stagnation and dynamic pressure. Flow meters. Pitot- and static-pressure tubes.

• Open channel flow

• Linear momentum equation. Hydrodynamic forces. Reaction forces: nozzle and elbow flow; impact on a plate or vane.


• Introduction. Thermodynamics and energy conversion.

• Basic concepts. System, thermodynamic properties and processes. Temperature and the Zeroth law.

• Energy. Work and heat transfer. Analogy between heat and mass transfer (diffusion)

• First law of thermodynamics. Internal energy.

• Flow processes. Steady flow energy equation.

• Properties of fluids. Two property rule.

• Heat engines and reversed heat engines. Efficiency and coefficient of performance of power plant, refrigerators and heat pumps.

• Second law of thermodynamics. Reversibility and irreversibility.

• Corollaries of the Second law. Entropy.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 39     13  13    85  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment 20.00
2 Design Project 10.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

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