Module Title:   Aerodynamic Design

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2033M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr TD Gough

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To analyse and quantify external flows over bodies and forces produced so as to be able to design shapes that produce desirable flow characteristics.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The module is delivered through the lectures, example classes and videos. Students also carry out a laboratory experiment to examine flow characteristics. Theory and application gained through lectures and laboratory work is assessed by examination.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

analyse the flows over shapes and understanding of their effect on the forces generated by the use of analytical methods.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

quantify these forces and produce a design of a shape with desirable characteristics

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have skills in data analysis.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
(1) Aerodynamics fundamentals: properties of air; external and internal flows; Bernoulli`s conditions; static and dynamic pressure; separated flow; boundary layer; Reynolds number; pressure coefficient; Aerodynamic axis system; Aerodynamic force moment coefficients
(2) Aerodynamic drag and lift: flow field around shapes; low and high drag; side force coefficients; angle of attack and lift; induced drag; vortex generator; aerofoil shapes;
(3) Ground vehicle aerodynamics: forces and moments on vehicles; effect of aerodynamic forces on lateral deviation; ground effects; under body channels; diffusers; spoilers; safety limit; high performance vehicles; other typical examples of aerodynamics from real life case studies.

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