Why are we studying fluid mechanics on a Civil Engineering course? The provision of adequate water services such as the supply of potable water, drainage, sewerage are essential for the development of industrial society. It is these services which civil engineers provide.

Fluid mechanics is involved in nearly all areas of Civil Engineering either directly or indirectly. Some examples of direct involvement are those where we are concerned with manipulating the fluid:

And some examples where the primary object is construction - yet analysis of the fluid mechanics is essential:

Notice how nearly all of these involve water. The following course, although introducing general fluid flow ideas and principles, will demonstrate many of these principles through examples where the fluid is water.

The module will be split into 4 units

Unit 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics 3 lectures

Unit 2: Statics 3 lectures

Unit 3: Dynamics 7 lectures

Unit 4: Effect of the boundary on flow 4 lectures