SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2H124874
Module Leader Babakalli Alkali
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Applicable Mathematics I & II Engineering Mechanics (statics and dynamics)

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to provide students with a foundation in the knowledge of fluid statics and fluid dynamics, fluid flow through piping systems, different flow measurement systems for closed and open channels.


Fluid statics, Pressure in static fluids. Measurement of pressure, manometry, Descriptive treatment of flow. Comparison of laminar and turbulent flow. Reynolds Number, Continuity, momentum and energy equations. Use of energy equation to analys single pipe systems. Metering of fluids. Flow through pipes, Flow measuring devices - Venturi meters, Orifice meters, Flow over notches - V notch, Rectangular notch.

Learning Outcomes

On completion the student should be able to:-1. Express the characteristics of fluid and their basic properties (AM1).2. Demonstrate fluid pressure measurement and corresponding calculations (AM1).3. Analyse flows, pressure and energies in pipe systems (AM1). 4. Perform laboratory experiments related to flow analysis, energies in flow system, friction losses in the flow through pipes, measurement of fluid flow characteristics in closed and open channels (AM1, AM4).5. Analyse experimental data, relate to the theoretical aspects and write laboratory reports. (AM4,AM6)6. Participate effectively in teamwork during laboratory (AM4).

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The lectures will be used to convey the concepts of the principles covered. The lecture material will be reinforced and consolidated through laboratory sessions. The practical sessions will be used to convey the concepts of the principles covered, with suitable laboratory experiments. Private study will be used to reinforce material delivered on relevant topics. Independent learning will be encouraged to satisfy the student's particular interests.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Alexander J. Smits, (1999) A Physical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2. Roberson/Crowe (1985) Engineering Fluid mechanics, Houghton Mifflin 3. Garde, R.J. and Mirajgaoker, A.G., Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Nem Chand Bros., Roorkee. J.F., Swaffield, J.A., Gasiorek, J.M. and Jack, L.B. (2005), Fluid Mechanics, Douglas, 5th Edition

Transferrable Skills

Development of skills in problem solving, laboratory experiments and measurements, and design considerations. Writing technical reports, presenting results - written, orally and visually.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 28.00
Independent Learning (FT) 50.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Practicals (FT) 14.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) n/a 25.00 35% End-term Lab Test - Unseen Lab test -1½ Hours
Coursework 1 1.50 50.00 35% Lab Report of 1500 word
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid-term test - Unseen written examination-1½ Hours