Course Title: Mechanics of Fluids 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mechanics of Fluids 2

Credit Points: 6.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Stansfield College


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 4 09,
Offsh 1 10

Course Coordinator: Dr Firoz Alam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99256103

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 251, Level 3, Room 28, Bundoora East campus

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Thermo-Fluid Mechanics 1 or equivalent

Course Description

The content of this course includes:

  • Review of equations for conservation of energy and linear and angular momentum for steady-flow systems.
  • Dimensional analysis.
  • Review of pipe flows.
  • Turbo-machinery (incorporation into pipe systems, dimensionless parameters, model testing, specific speed, velocity triangles).
  • Introduction to aerodynamic drag and lift.
  • Introduction to compressible gas flows.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will advance your development in the following broad capabilities:

Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
Ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large
In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
Understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the principles of sustainable design and development
General knowledge necessary to understand the place of engineering in society
Proficiency in Engineering Design
Capacity for creativity and innovation
Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
Expectation and capacity to undertake lifelong learning
Ability to use appropriate techniques and resources
Ability to manage information and documentation
Ability to demonstrate professional attitudes

This course is one of a series designed to provide skills that will enable graduates to apply the principles of fluid mechanics to design and analysis of practical systems involving fluid flow. The emphasis in this course is on providing a strong foundation on which students can base specialised studies. Throughout the course materials, the aim is to relate theory to practice and to encourage you to develop independent analysis skills, based on some well established fluid mechanics principles.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities for this course include studying the learning package, face-to-face tutorials, pre exam workshop and laboratory experiments during the residential visit. The basic theoretical knowledge will be explained in the learning package and various real-world fluid mechanics problems will be discussed and analysed in the tutorials and pre exam workshops. The basic principles will also be demonstrated through the laboratory experiments during the residential visit.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed textbook & Learning Package

Overview of Assessment

Two assignments and examination