Academic Year:
 2015/6 
Owning Department/School:
 Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Credits:
 6 
Level:
 Intermediate (FHEQ level 5) 
Period: 
Semester 1

Assessment Summary:
 CW 15%, EX 85% 
Assessment Detail: 
 Coursework (CW 15%)
 Exam (EX 85%)

Supplementary Assessment: 
ME20022 ReAssessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 
This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students. 
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 twodimensional aerofoil and how lift and drag are generated.
* Calculate the skin friction and drag caused by boundarylayer 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 highspeed aerodynamics.
Skills: Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.
Content: VISCOUS FLOWS: Introduction to effects of fluid viscosity, laminar and turbulent pipe flow 