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Fluid properties. Fluids in static equilibrium. Buoyancy. Pressures in accelerating fluid systems. Steady flow energy equations. Flow measurement. Momentum analysis. Dimensional analysis and similarity. Pipe flow. Incompressible laminar and turbulent flow in pipes; friction factor. Laminar flow between parallel plates and in ducts. Elementary boundary layer flow; skin friction and drag. Pumps and turbines. Pump and pipeline system characteristics.

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Summer Term



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Prerequisite: (MATH1131 or DPST1013 or MATH1141) and (PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or DPST1023 or PHYS1141)

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