Topic outline

  • General

    Lecturer : Amat Sairin Demun

    Semester  Semester 2 2013/2014

    Synopsis : 

    This course is designed to introduce and apply the concepts of Fluid Mechanics (fluid statics and kinematics, flow in closed conduits, with/and centrifugal pumps) and to solve problems related to Civil Engineering. It encompasses topics such as fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The pressures and forces in these static and dynamic fluids are introduced, discussed and analysed through equations. It also touches upon the analyses of flows in closed conduits to include minor and major head losses. The performance characteristics, functions and applications of centrifugal pumps in pipeline systems are also demonstrated and analysed in this course. At the end of this course, students will be able to identify, analyse and solve problems related to Fluid Mechanics.

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  • Topic 1

    Chapter 1: Fluid Properties
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Physical Fluid Properties
  • Topic 2

    Chapter 2: Fluid Statics
    2.1 Pressure - Density - Height Relationship
    2.2 Relationship Between Absolute and Gauge Pressure
    2.3 Pressure Measurements
    2.4 Hydrostatic Pressure Force on Submerged Plane Surfaces
    2.5 Hydrostatic Pressure Force on Submerged Curved Surfaces
    2.6 The HSTATIC Computer Program
    Table 2.1: Geometric Properties of Plane Surfaces
  • Topic 3

    Chapter 3: Kinematics of Fluid Motion
    3.1 Flow Classifications
    3.2 Terms Used
    3.3 Conservation of Mass
    3.4 Conservation of Energy
    3.5 Bernoulli's Application - Pumps and Turbines
    3.6 Bernoulli's Applications - Flow Measuring Devices
    3.7 Bernoulli's Applications - Others Flow Rate Measurements
    3.8 Actual vs Theoretical Flow Rates
  • Topic 4

    Chapter 4: Conservation of Momentum (Forces Due to Fluids in Motion)
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Momentum Equation
    4.3 Force of Moving Fluid on Plane Surfaces
    4.4 Force of Moving Fluid on Curved Surfaces
    4.5 Force of Moving Fluid on Pipe Bends
    4.6 The PIPEBEND Computer Program
  • Topic 5

    Chapter 5: Analysis of Fluid Flow in Single Straight Pipe
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Head Losses
    5.3 Friction Head Loss
    5.4 The FRICTION Computer Program
  • Topic 6

    Chapter 6: Analysis of Fluid Flow in Pipelines Systems
    6.1 Bernoulli's Equation
    6.2 Minor Losses
    6.2.1 Using Loss Coefficient, km
    6.2.2 Using Equivalent Pipe Length, Leq
    6.3 Pipe Branching (Dead End Pipe Network System)
    6.4 Pipes Connected in Series
    6.5 Pipes Connected in Parallel
  • Topic 7

    Chapter 7: Centrifugal Pumps in Pipelines
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Centrifugal Pumps
    7.3 Multistage Centrifugal Pumps
    7.3.1 Single Stage Pump
    7.2.2 Pumps in Series
    7.3.3 Pumps in Parallel
    7.4 Pump Characteristics
    7.5 Affinity Laws
    7.6 Specific Speed
    7.7 Pump Operating Point