2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Examines the behaviour of incompressible moving fluids based on the laws of conservation of mass, energy and momentum. Effects of viscosity on shear stresses and creation of boundary layers in real fluids are explored. The theory behind dimensional analysis and computational fluid dynamics, and their application through physical and numerical modelling, are introduced.
Lift and drag forces
Dimensional analysis and physical modelling
The differential forms of the conservation laws
Introduction to computational fluid dynamics
Non-uniform and unsteady flows in open channels
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe how and why boundary layers form in real fluid flows, and how this affects the behaviour of real moving fluids||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||employ dimensional analysis, physical modelling and computational fluid dynamics to investigate simple fluid dynamics problems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse simple non-uniform and unsteady flows of incompressible fluids in open channels.||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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