Module Title:   Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3107M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr T Gough

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG1032M     ENG2038M

Corequisite(s):   None

To examine the principles of fluid flow relevant to the efficient operation of a range of engineering machinery, with an emphasis on rotating machinery for power applications.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Theoretical understanding and problem solving through lectures, staff-led tutorial/example classes and directed study, practical skills of data interpretation and justification gained from lab sessions, assessed by examination.

Lectures:   22.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   10.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   4.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

Understand and review fluid machinery and principles, and examine their applications within an engineering context.

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

Interpret and justify laboratory experimental data by using available information and propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis.

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


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Four compulsory questions and one based on laboratory activities

Outline Syllabus:
NB Education for sustainable development (ESD) is an explicit and core topic for this module.
Fluid properties, different types of fluid flow, streamlines, mass continuity, momentum equations and their applications, Euler equation, Navier-Stokes equations, flow elements, circulation, shear flows, the boundary layer, incompressible and compressible flows around bodies and through pipes, machines for renewable energy - wind turbines, wave machines and tidal power, fluid machinery - rotodynamics and reciprocating machinery, gas turbines.

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