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ME20022: Fluid dynamics with historical perspective

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 15%, EX 85%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 15%)
  • Exam (EX 85%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: ME20022 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop the student's ability to apply the principles of fluid dynamics to problems of engineering importance at high and low speeds.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Understand the flow over a two-dimensional aerofoil and how lift and drag are generated.
* Calculate the skin friction and drag caused by boundary-layer flow over external surfaces. Understand the importance of the Reynolds number.
* Calculate the pressure losses in duct/pipe networks, and understand the fundamental fluid mechanics which causes friction.
* Understand the effects of compressibility on fluid flow and solve engineering problems dealing with high-speed aerodynamics.

Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

VISCOUS FLOWS: Introduction to effects of fluid viscosity, laminar and turbulent pipe flow