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CS3008 - Fluid Mechanics

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: MA2000 and ME2512


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Professor Wenxian Lin.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

    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.