Short Title:Fluid Mechanics 1
Full Title:Fluid Mechanics 1
Module Code:FLUI H2003
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:This module will introduce students to the principals of fluid mechanics and will also lay the foundation for fluids mechanics 2. Students will apply these principles to the solution of engineering problems such as pipe sizing and the selection of system components such as valves and pumps.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply Bernoulli’s and continuity equation to steady flow of fluids in pipelines.
LO2 Use manometric principles to calculate the pressure at a point in a fluid.
LO3 Explain the difference between laminar and turbulent flow in pipelines.
LO4 Calculate pressure drop due to fluid friction.
LO5 Explain the impact of fluid viscosity on viscous force and torque.
LO6 Centrifugal pump performance.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Introduction to Fluid mechanics:
Why we study fluid mechanics, units, dimensional formulae, pressure, state, shear stress, viscosity, compressibility.
Fluids at rest:
Pressure considerations, Pascals law, pressure variation in liquids, pressure variation in gases
Fluids at rest:
Force considerations,- surfaces pressurised by gases, forces on submerged surfaces including curved surfaces, buoyancy: archimedes principle, stability of completely submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies.
Introduction to Fluid Dynamics:
Laminar and turbulent flows, flow characteristics, control volume, continuity, Bernoulli, Euler equations,
Pressure measurement, flow measuring techniques, pressure measurement, level measurement, transducers.
Application of Bernoulli equation, steady flow energy and momentum equations, losses in pipes, friction factors, single pipe systems
Applications in fluid mechanics:
Turbo machinery, pumps, pipes, etc.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Laminar and Turbulent Flow 3,5 10.00 Week 3
Laboratory Bernoulli's equation 1,2 10.00 Week 5
Other Pressure drop in a pipe 1,2,4 10.00 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory practicals 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Outside class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Tutorial 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Frank M. White 2003, Fluid mechanics, McGraw-Hill Boston [ISBN: ISBN: 0071215662]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Munson, B.R.; Young, D.F. and Okiishi, T.H.; 1999, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B B.Eng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering [Ab Initio] 3 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 3 Mandatory
TA_EMECH_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory