Fluid Mechanics 2

Unit code: NEM3202 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
NEF2101 - Fluid Mechanics 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit builds on Fluid Mechanics 1 and is a more advanced subject. This subject will give an in-depth coverage of the conservation laws in integral and differential forms (Navier-Stokes equations). Topics may include conservation of momentum, dimensional analysis, similarity and modelling with applications to full scale engineering devices, losses in pipe networks, lift and drag. Various flows are investigated in more detail including external boundary layers. Students will support their learning of these fluid mechanics concepts through experimental investigations and practical demonstrations.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Adapt fundamental fluid mechanics and scientific skills to solve typical engineering problems;
  2. Analyse fluid mechanics problems using conservation laws, boundary layer theory or dimensional analysis and develop solutions;
  3. Collaborate to undertake experimental investigations and to apply knowledge and skills in diverse contexts; and
  4. Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 20%
Portfolio (group)
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 55%
Test (hurdle)
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 15%
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 10%
Report (group)

Required reading

Fluid mechanics
White, F.M, adapted by Prof. Rhim, Yoon Chul., (2016)| New York, NY McGraw-Hill Education

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