
Academic Year:  2015/6 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Credits:  6 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 1 
Assessment Summary:  EX 100% 
Assessment Detail: 

Supplementary Assessment: 
ME30032 ReAssessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  
Description:  Aims: To improve the students' understanding of fundamentals of inviscid and viscous flow, principles of lift and drag, turbulence and compressibility. Learning Outcomes: After taking this unit the student should be able to: * Estimate lift for an arbitrary aerofoil crosssections. * Calculate the load distributions over an arbitrary threedimensional wing. * Apply the boundary layer equations to laminar and turbulent flow. * Estimate the drag, and predict lift and drag at high Mach numbers. Skills: Problem solving and numeracy (taught and assessed). Content: Incompressible flow over aerofoils: irrotational flow over a circular cylinder, KuttaJoukowski theorem, thin aerofoil theory, cambered and flapped aerofoil, vortex panel method, highlift devices. Incompressible flow over finite wings: induced drag, liftingline theory, general lift distribution, liftingsurface theory, delta wings. Fundamentals of viscous flow: viscosity and stress, fluid acceleration, conservation of mass and momentum. Boundary layers: boundary layer equations, zero pressure gradient, separation, similarity solutions, arbitrary pressure gradient, boundary layer control in laminar flow, other thin shear flows. Flow instabilities, transition and turbulence: stability theory, instability over a flat plate, factors affecting instability and transition, turbulent transport of momentum, turbulent boundary layer over a flat plate, turbulent drag reduction and separation control, turbulence measurement. Lift and drag at high Mach numbers: Mach number regimes, normal and oblique shock waves, expansion waves, shockexpansion theory for supersonic aerofoils, subsonic and transonic flow over aerofoils, linearised supersonic flow, wings and influence of sweepback. Topics for self study that could be examined. 
Programme availability: 
ME30032 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Mechanical Engineering
ME30032 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences
