## ME10009: Fluid mechanics

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 15%, EX 85%
Assessment Detail:
• Coursework - Lab Report Air Jet (CW 15%)
• Examination (EX 85%)
Supplementary Assessment:
ME10009 Re-assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce the student to more basic equations of fluid mechanics and to apply the equations to engineering problems.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Understand the basic concepts of fluid mechanics.
* Apply the continuity, momentum and Bernoulli's equations to engineering problems.
* Use dimensional analysis.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
Stress and viscosity; fluid statics; pressure, forces and moments; fluid kinematics; continuity equation; Bernoulli equation; Bernoulli equation with losses and external work; momentum equation for a control volume; dimensional analysis and similarity; introduction to Flight. Thermofluids laboratory experiment.

Programme availability:

#### ME10009 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 2)
• UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 2)
• UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
• UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22. Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures. Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules. Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.