University of Technology Sydney

48641 Fluid Mechanics

6cp; Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 33230 Mathematics 2
Recommended studies:

good background in physics, mechanics and applied mathematics



This subject aims to enable students to: understand key concepts and fundamental principles, together with the assumptions made in their development, pertaining to fluid behaviour, both in static and flowing conditions; deal effectively with practical engineering situations, including the analysis and design of engineering systems and devices involving fluids and flow; appreciate possible applications and links to other disciplines; and engage in further specialised study or research. The subject also aims to enhance interests in fluid phenomena and applications. Topics include: fluid properties and statics; conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy; flow in pipes; external flow (lift and drag); boundary layers; flow measurements; and environmental fluid mechanics.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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