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Unit information: Fluids 1 in 2019/20

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Unit name Fluids 1
Unit code AENG11101
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Jones
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

An introduction to the fundamental behaviour of fluids and basic analysis techniques required by the engineers. This includes the study of: fluid statics; basic concepts such as Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches; the qualitative assessment of flow behavior such as turbulence and separation; similarity and dimensional analysis; quasi-one-dimensional approximations such as Bernoulli's equation and cross stream variations; control volume analysis in simple flow situations and the basics of 2D potential flow theory.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will:

• have gained a qualitative feel for the way fluids behave, particularly gases;

• possess a knowledge of the continuity and momentum equations of fluid flow, and should be able to apply them to a variety of situations of interest to engineers;

• have an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of mathematical models, and, the role of assumptions in modelling

Teaching details

24 lectures and 2 lab classes of 3 hours each

Assessment Details

80% Examination (2 hours)

20% lab classes (2 classes, 1 online assessment)

3 online tests (no credits but must pass).

Reading and References

  • Massey, B., “Mechanics of Fluids” 2011, 9th ed., Routledge. ISBN: 0415602602
  • White, F., “Fluid Mechanics” 2015, 8th ed., McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0073398276
  • Anderson, J.D, “Fundamentals of Aerodynamics” 2011, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0071289089

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