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Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Recommended year of study

4

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To apply Fluid Mechanics theory in common engineering applications.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to: -Calculate pressure differences in manometers. -Calculate forces of fluids on inclined and curved surfaces. -Use the momentum equation to calculate the forces applied to nozzles and plates by the flow of fluids. -Use the Bernoulli equation in calculating the pressure in internal flow systems. -Calculate the head loss in internal flow systems. -Calculate the rate of work of pumps and turbines. -Use Comsol software to analyze the flow of fluids using the Navier Stokes equation (students can obtain their own version of Comsol for home use). -Apply rheology to the manufacturing of plastics.

Course contents

Introduction and Fundamental concepts Fluid Statics Control Volumes Incompressible Flow and Bernoulli Equation Momentum Equation Internal Flow and Head Loss Work and Power Comsol Multiphysics Software version 3.5

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mechanics

Previous course names

None

Additional information

Obtain the course notes from: https://people.arcada.fi/~mathew/intern/FLUIDS/ Check the detailed schedule from: http://people.arcada.fi/~mathew/fluids/FLUIDINTRO.htm

Recommended or required reading

The course is based on chapters 1-8 (excluding 5) of Introduction to Fluid Mechanics by Fox and McDonald (5th Edition). Obtain the course notes and tutorials from: https://people.arcada.fi/~mathew/intern/FLUIDS/

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 30 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 10 hours
  • Project work and productions - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 60 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 70 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions

Assessment requirements

In order to be eligible for the exam you must participate in the assignments. Students may be removed from the course enrolment list before the exam where no participation in the course has been demonstrated. The re-exam is only for 70% of the course. The other 30% is based on the compulsory assignments.

Examiner

Vihtonen Mathew

Home page of the course

http://people.arcada.fi/~mathew/fluids/

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-04-07

Assessment methods

  • 2009-04-07 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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