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CS3008 - Fluid Mechanics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Properties of fluids. Hydrostatics. Fluid kinematics. Fluid dynamics. Finite control volume analysis. Integral conservation equations. Infinitesimal control volume analysis. Navier-Stokes Equations. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Laminar and turbulent boundary layer concepts. Pipe flow. Flow-induced forces. Pumps.

Learning Outcomes

  • work both individually and as part of a team in the analysis and design aspects of fluid mechanics problems;
  • define basic fluid concepts, properties and variables;
  • derive fluid equations commonly used in engineering analysis;
  • simplify and make assumptions of the fluid equations commonly used in engineering analysis.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (10%) - Individual.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Professor Wenxian Lin
Lecturers: Professor Wenxian Lin, Dr Mehdi Khatamifar.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.