Module Title:   Advanced Fluid Mechanics with Aerodynamics

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3305L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Tim Gough

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To examine the principles of fluid flow relevant to a wide range of industries. To qualify and quantify the effects of these internal and external flows upon the flight of airplanes, the performance of ground vehicles and industrially engineering machinery.

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

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   118.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   4.00          Total:   200.00

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

Understand the application of theories of Newtonian fluid mechanics; both viscous and inviscid, and incompressible and compressible, to real world applications in the aeronautics, automotive and other industries.

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

Quantify fluid dynamical forces and understand their influence on performance within a wide range of industrial applications.

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.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  four compulsory exam questions and one question based on laboratory activities

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Fluid properties and flow properties - static and dynamic pressure,
Types of fluid flow - laminar, transitional and turbulent, viscous and inviscid
Mass continuity, energy equations, momentum (Euler and Navier-Stokes) equations and their applications
Shear bounded flows - the boundary layer, pipe flows
Free shear flows - jets, wakes, mixing layers
External and internal incompressible and compressible flows
Aerodynamic forces - lift, drag - pressure, skin friction, induced drag
Aerodynamic axis systems and moments
Attached and separated flow, pressure coefficients, angle of attack
Ground vehicle aerodynamics: ground effects; under body channels; diffusers; spoilers; other typical examples of aerodynamics from real life case studies
Propulsion systems - propellors, turbojets, turbofans, ram and scramjets
Machines for renewable energy - wind turbines, wave machines and tidal power

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