SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M3H324914
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

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


Flow through pipes, Flow measuring devices - Venturi meters, Orifice meters, Flow over notches - V notch, Rectangular notch, Cipolletti notch.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:1. Demonstrate the fundamental theories of fluid mechanics with laboratory experiments. (AM4)2. Perform laboratory experiments related to flow analysis, energies in flow system, friction losses in the flow through pipes, and measurement of fluid flow characteristics in closed and open channels (AM4).3. Analyse experimental data, relate to the theoretical aspects and write laboratory reports. (AM4,AM6)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The practical sessions will be used to convey the concepts of the principles covered, with suitable laboratory experiments. The lecture material will be reinforced and consolidated through laboratory sessions. 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

Huebsch ,2010, A Brief Introduction to Fluid Mechanics . Singapore Wiley Frank M.White (2008).Singapore, TataMcGra-Hill Douglas, J.F., Swaffield, J.A., Gasiorek, J.M. and Jack, L.B. 2005, Fluid Mechanics . Alexander J. Smits, 1999, A Physical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics . John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Transferrable Skills

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

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 40.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Lectures (FT) 2.00
Independent Learning (FT) 50.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid Term Lab Test-25% (Unseen Written- 1 ½ Hours)
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Skill card+ Viva voce +Lab report : 50%
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End Term Lab Test 25% (Unseen Written- 1 ½ Hours)