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Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
This intermediate module is aimed at introducing and expanding on basic fluid mechanics concepts to advanced level that covers more complex areas of fluid mechanics such as boundary layer theory, synthesis of potential flows, drag on two and three-dimensional shapes, including lift and drag on an aerofoil. The students are being equipped with this knowledge with the primary objective of developing an ability to use the governing principles and appropriate equations to provide solutions to fluid flow problems.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
Understand the concept of boundary layer theory
Determine laminar and turbulent boundary layers
Understand the concept of potential flow
Describe two-dimensional flow fields (source, sink, vortex) by using mathematical equations
Synthesise flows by superposition of basic flow elements
Apply the concept of drag on two and three-dimensional shapes
Apply the concept of lift and drag on an aerofoil
Coursework assessment: 25%
In addition to providing an understanding of basic principles associated with fluid flows, this module introduces students to more complex areas of fluid mechanics with an objective of enabling them to solve structured and unstructured fluids related problems. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, and class tests. All outcomes will be assessed by means class tests and a final examination.
Mechanics of Fluid Flow Systems