Hydrostatics, pressure, force on immersed surfaces; Pressure measurement, piezometers and U-tube manometers; Stability of floating bodies, Archimedes principle and metacentric height; Hydrodynamics, classification of flows, continuity, momentum and energy equations and their applications; Flow in pipes, pipe friction equations and Moody's diagram, Flow measurement in pipes (venturi meter and orifice meter); Pumps, types of pumps, performance equations, affinity laws, pumps in series and parallel, cavitation and surge.
NEM1001 - Algebra and Calculus
|1.||Apply basic concepts of Fluid Mechanics (hydrostatics as well as hydrodynamics), complemented with practical laboratory based experiments;|
|2.||Calculate hydrostatic force on submerged bodies;|
|3.||Evaluate the factors that control the stability of floating bodies;|
|4.||Use continuity, momentum and energy equations to solve problems related to pipes and inter-reservoir pipe flow; and|
|5.||Identify types of pumps and select suitable pumps for a variety of situations.|
|Practicum||Two lab experiment based assessments with group report for one assessment||20%|
|Test||One mid-semester test||15%|
|Examination||End of Semester Examination (3 hours)||65%|
Understanding Hydraulics 3rd ed.
Hamill, Les. (2011)
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