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MEC3102 Fluid Mechanics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 February 2023


Pre-requisite: ((MAT2500 or ENM2600) and MEC2101) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS


Mechanical engineers are expected to have the knowledge and the understanding of the basic principles and concepts of fluid mechanics both in static and dynamic conditions. This is to enable them to analyse and design systems in which fluid is the working medium.

This course presents the fundamental concepts of fluid behaviour both under static and dynamic conditions. This course is designed to enable the student to analyse and design any practical systems in which fluid is the working medium. The content of this course includes statics and dynamics of fluid flow, dimensional analysis, internal viscous flow (eg laminar and turbulent flows in pipes and ducts), viscous flow around bodies, boundary layer and compressible flow.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 4 February 2023