Courses Catalogue

Fluid Mechanics

COURSE CODE: MEC2109
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

 

This course introduces students to study of the mechanics of flow of liquids and gases through pipes. This course extends the study of fluid statics and dynamics to applications engineering such as in open channels, fluid machinery.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

This course will familiarize students with all the basic concepts of fluids and fluid flow phenomenon, conservation equations and their applications to fluid flow problems.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Acquire knowledge of fluid static principles.

·        Exhibit knowledge of fluid dynamics principles.

·        Demonstrate knowledge of principles of fluid flow in pipes.

·        Acquire practical knowledge in fluid mechanics

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Determine the quantity and flow velocity of water through the pipes.

·        Explain the meaning of the various terminologies related to fluid mechanics.

·        Apply Bernoulli’s equation in solving fluid mechanics problems.

·        Carry out an experiment of the flow velocity of water through a pipe.