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Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Fluid statics. Forces on submerged bodies and planes. Fluid motion: flow path, velocity, acceleration. Continuity, energy and momentum equations. Dimensional analysis and model similitude. Hydraulic applications in conduit flows: flow classification, shear stress and velocity distribution, pipe friction formula, energy equations, pump/pipeline systems. Open channel flow: application of the energy, momentum and continuity equations, channel bed friction, steady and uniform flow, specific energy, hydraulic jump, gradually varied flow, natural channel designs. Appropriate experimental laboratory work related to the area of hydraulic engineering.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 1 hr. Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1