CV2004 Municipal Design I
This course introduces students to the two basic tenets of fluids mechanics: hydrostatics and fluid flow. Hydrostatics relates to the study of fluids at rest and the forces they exert on surfaces or objects with which they come in contact. This aspect of fluid mechanics is bound to aid students solve problems relating to the design of dams, the walls of swimming pools, air tanks, and the numerous other modern daily necessities. Fluid flow, on the other hand, deals with the behaviour of fluids in motion and their interaction with the surfaces and objects with which they come in contact. Fluid flow studies will help the student in determining the size of pipes for a water distribution system, assessing the potential damage of river floods, harnessing rivers for hydroelectric power developments, and other hydraulics problems.