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COURSE OUTLINE -2016

THERMODYNAMICS (FMC 420S)


FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL AND MARINE ENGINEERING (DMME)
STATEMENT ABOUT ACADEMIC HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
All staff and students of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), upon signing
their employment contracts and registration forms, commit themselves to abide by the policies and
rules of the institution. The core activity of NUST is learning and in this respect academic honesty and
integrity is very important to ensure that learning is valid, reliable and credible.
NUST therefore does not condone any form of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism and cheating
on tests and assessments, amongst other such practices. NUST requires students to always do their
own assignments and to produce their own academic work, unless given a group assignment.
Academic Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:
Using the ideas, words, works or inventions of someone else as if it is your own work.
Using the direct words of someone else without quotation marks, even if it is referenced.
Copying from writings (books, articles, webpages, other students assignments, etc.), published
or unpublished, without referencing.
Syndication of a piece of work, all or part of an assignment, by a group of students, unless the
assignment was a legitimate group assignment.
The borrowing and use of another persons assignment, with or without their knowledge or
permission.
Infringing copyright, including documents copied or cut and pasted from the internet.
Asking someone else to prepare an assignment for you or to write or sit an assessment for you,
whether this is against payment or not.
Re-submitting work done already for another course or programme as new work, so-called selfplagiarism.
Bringing notes into an examination or test venue, regardless of whether the notes were used to
copy or not.
Receiving any outside assistance in any form or shape during an examination or test.
All forms of academic dishonesty are viewed as misconduct under NUST Student Rules and
Regulations. Students who make themselves guilty of academic dishonesty will be brought before a
Disciplinary Committee and may be suspended from studying for a certain time or may be expelled. All
students who are found guilty of academic dishonesty shall have an appropriate endorsement on their
academic record, which will never be erased.

COURSE INFORMATION
Course code and title:

FMC 420S, Fluid Mechanics

Department:

Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering

Programme:

Bachelor of Technology (B Tech Mechanical)

Contact hours:

5 hrs/week

NQF level and credit:

NQF Level 6

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Fluid Mechanics (FMC 420S) is a core course to be completed in the eighth semester to master the
basics of flow systems and the principles of system design. The course is intended to bring to the fore
the general relations for compressible and incompressible flows, both internal and external,
encountered when gases flow at high speeds. Students will also study, boundary layer theory, flow in
pipes and in open channels and their applications.
Pre-requisites: Engineering Mathematics 115 (MTM110S), Fluid Mechanics 3B
Course equivalencies: None
COURSE DELIVERY METHODS
The course will be offered on Full-Time mode in a class room setup. The following communication
tools will be used in this course: Face to face contact, Email, power point slides and notice boards
Course format: The course will be offered as series of lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals and self
studies.
Lectures (L)

During lectures the lecturer presents the theoretical contents of the course to the
students.

Tutorials (T) During tutorials the students under the guidance of the lecturer practise the
application of the theory presented in lectures and learn the use of tools to be applied
in the assignments.
Practicals (P) During laboratory work the laboratory technician introduces and demonstrates the use
of the relevant laboratory equipment to the students. Students are free to make
appointments with the laboratory technician for pre laboratory demonstrations if
required.
Self-study (S) During self-study sessions the students on his/her own further study and practise what
was learnt during lectures, tutorials and working sessions in order to become fully
conversant therewith.
Feedback (F) During feedback sessions students receive feedback from the lecturer based on
information obtained during his assessment of student work that was previously
submitted.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 11th July 2016

LECTURER INFORMATION
Lecturer/s:
P. Chisale, PhD
Email:
pchisale@nust.na
Office phone:
061-207-2644
Office location:
G 04, Faculty of Engineering-NEB,
Office hours:
7.30-16.30 hrs
Consultation hours:
Tuesdays and Thurdays 17:15-20:15 hrs. Students are also free to make
appointments with the lecturer for further clarification of the work if
required.
Lab. Technicians:
M. Samwele, (PE Tech)
Office LG39-, SEIT-NEB, 207-2540
msamwele@nust.na
Moderator:

Dr. E. Luwaya, PhD. (Mech)

STUDENT READINESS
Technology & equipment readiness: Calculator, WORD/EXCEL programming capability
Student Commitments & Contact Times: Students are required to attend not less than 80% of the
entire contact time in a semester. The students should check on daily basis their emails and notice
board for any communication. If a student is late more than 15 minutes, he/she will not be permitted
to attend the class. Students are expected to sign a register of attendance.
Course Resources: NUST Library
1. Prescribed Books
i.
ii.
iii.

Streeter V. L. (1983), Fluid Mechanics, MacGraw-Hill,. ISBN: 0-07-548015


Douglas J. F., Gasiorek J. M., and Swaffield J. A. (1996) ,Fluid Mechanics ELBS/Longmans,
ISBN: 0-582-034752
Rughunath H. M. (1987), Fluid Mechanics and Machinery (S.I. UNITS), CBS Publishers and
Distributors,

2. Recommended Books
i.
Franzini J. B, and Finnemore E. J. (1997), Fluid Mechanics with Engineering Applications
WCB/McGraw-Hill INBSN 0-07-0219141
ii.
Fluid Mechanics, Fundamentals and Applications by Yunus A.Cengel &John Cimbala
iii.
Fluid Mechanics with Engineering Applications by Daugherty and Franzini
STUDENT LEARNING (Learning Outcomes)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
i.
analyze the drag on a given boundary layer profile on a plate
ii.
explain the terms adiabatic and isentropic processes and their applications
iii.
analyze the difference between compressible and incompressible fluids
iv.
explain the operations of steam and gas turbines
v.
estimate the power developed by turbines under given conditions

CONTENT MODULES
i.
Boundary layer
o Basic concepts
o Boundary layer thickness
o Laminar to turbulent transition
o Drag forces
ii.
Incompressible flow around a body
o Flow past a cylinder
o Flow past a sphere
o Flow past an aerofoil
o Wakes and drag
iii.
Compressible flow around a body
Mach number
o Effects of compressibility
o Stagnation pressure and temperature
o Shock waves
iv.
Steady incompressible flow
o Flow through pipes in series ,parallel and branches
o Flow in pipe net work
v.
Open channel flow
vi.
Compressible flow in pipes
o Basic equations
o Flow through venturi meters
o Flow through nozzles and diffusers
o Flow in pipes and ducts
vii.
Unsteady flow phenomenon in pipes
viii.

ix.

Fluid machines-theory and applications


o Turbo machines
o Reciprocating pumps
Vapour power, gas power cycles
o
Define and describe steam power cycle-Rankine cycle-comparison with Carnot cycleReheat cycle and regenerative cycle-power plant efficiency
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Define and describe the air standard cycle-Brayton cycle-comparison of cycles-pressure
ratio-practical gas turbine cycle-combined heat and power units

COURSE SCHEDULE:
Week

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Activity/Topic/Assessment

18-22July
Boundary Layer
25-29 July
-do1 -5 Aug
Incompressible flow around a body
8 12 Aug
Compressible flow around a body
15-19 Aug
-do-E1
22-25 Aug
Mid Semester Break
29 Aug -2 Sept
Steady incompressible flow 5 9 Sept
.-do- P1
12 -16 Sept
Flow in open channels
19-23 Sept
do
26 30 Sept
do
3 7 Oct
Compressible flow in pipes
10-14 Oct
P2
17-21 Oct
Unsteady flow phenomenon in pipes
24-28 Oct
Fluid machines-theory & applications
31 Oct 4 Nov
-E27 11 Nov
Review
Totals

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Learning Hours
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Legend to Work Program and Venues


P Laboratory practical
Lecture in class room
Tutorial in class room
E Examination
Self study at home
F Feedback in class room

IMPORTANT DATES:
i.
Dates indicated as above
ii.
These dates are subject to change based on the needs of the students at the lecturers
prerogative. Students will be notified ahead of time of any changes.
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Assessment
Weight

2 examinations
50 %

2
tutorials 2 laboratory Total
/assignments
practicals
25 %
25 %
100 %

Course Minimum pass requirement


Two Tests (E) will be written in the course of the semester. The first test covers all the work
completed since the start of the semester and the end of the week preceding the week in which the first
examination is scheduled. The second test covers all the work completed since the first test. However
knowledge gained from previous topics already covered could be required to answering contents of the
second test.
The student is expected to score an average of 50% for the tests to pass the test section of evaluation.
There will be one make-up test towards the end of the course covering the entire work completed since
the start of the course.
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Tutorials (T) will be carried out during the course of the semester on weekly basis alternating between
lectures and laboratory practices. All tutorial scripts are collected as scheduled. However, only two
tutorial scripts, picked randomly, will be evaluated for the purposes of the calculation of the final
course mark. A student who misses a tutorial shall have his or her tutorial/assignment sheet, if handed
in, no considered for marking. It is the responsibility of the student to sign for the tutorial/assignment
sheet handed in.
Two laboratory practicals (P)
Practicals are worked and reported in groups of a size determined by the lecturer. Printed and well
written reports must be submitted within one week after they have been conducted. The student is
expected to score at least 50% for each laboratory to pass this section of the evaluation.
Upon fulfilling tests, tutorials, and Practical requirements, the final mark (MarkF) of each student shall
be calculated as follows:
COURSE POLICIES

= (2 25) + (2 12.5) + (2 12.5)

General Academic Policies:


It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with and adhere to NUSTs Policies. These Policies can
be found in NUST Prospectus or online at www.nust.na/prospectus.
Supplementary Policies:
Examinations:

There will be one make-up test towards the end of the course for those covering
the entire work completed since the start of the course.

Tutorials/assignments: The sub minimum requirement for tutorials is such that only students who
attended the tutorial session/s shall have their scripts evaluated. There is no
supplementary opportunity for tutorials
Laboratory Practicals: There will be no make-up laboratory considering financial and equipment
constraints in the department and the university in general.
DATE REVISED: 11th July, 2016
FAILURE TO PAY FEES
A student who fails to pay his/her fees may not be allowed to write the examination and if allowed, the
results will be withheld until all outstanding fees are paid in full.
IMPORTANT STUDENT SERVICES AT NUST
There are a variety of services which you can use at the NUST. These services are to your advantage
Use them!!! They include the following:
0Student Counseling and Career Development Department: Students Services
Writing Centre and student academic problems Teaching and Learning Unit (CTL)
Campus Health and Wellness Centre (CHWC) - Student Services/ NUST Clinic
AUTHORISATION:
This course is authorised for use by:
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Head of Department

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY STUDENT
I, today on 18th July 2016, hereby acknowledge that I have received this course outline for (FMC 420S),
and that I have familiarised myself with its content, in particular the statement about academic honesty
and integrity. I agree to abide by the Policies and arrangements spelt out in this course outline.
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