10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: CIV108

Aims/Description: This module is designed to address areas of mechanics, which you may have covered in pre-university physics or applied mathematics courses. It aims to build a common understanding of the principles of fluid mechanics.In fluid mechanics, the base is hydrostatics. This will be the first part of the course and will include mathematical analysis of fluid pressures, pressure measurement techniques and applications to calculate hydrostatic forces on structures.The second part of the course will consider properties and laws of hydro-dynamics. It will progress through basic equilibrium, continuity, energy and momentum principles of fluid in motion, and their applications to simple problems in hydraulic engineering. Overall, you will gain the essential understanding of fluid mechanics on which subsequent modules in your degree course will depend.

Staff Contact: TAIT SIMON
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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