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The objective of ENGG2500 is to introduce engineering students to the principles of fluid mechanics. Topics discussed include Fluid properties. Hydrostatics. Buoyancy. Pressures in fluid systems. Principles of mass conservation. Steady flow energy equations. Flow measurement. Forces and momentum in flowing fluids. Dimensional analysis, similarity and physical modelling. Pipe flow. Incompressible laminar and turbulent flow in pipes; friction factor. Elementary boundary layer flow; skin friction and drag. Pumps and turbines. Pump and pipeline system characteristics.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Term, Term 1, Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Pre-requisite: (MATH1131 OR DPST1013 OR MATH1141) AND (PHYS1121 OR PHYS1131 OR PHYS1141 OR DPST1023)

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