ACM40070 Math Fluid Dynamics II

Academic Year 2023/2024

Advanced treatment of fluid flows arising in natural physical phenomena and/or industrial processes. A wide range of topics and mathematical techniques are discussed and may vary from year to year. Sample topics include: Lubrication theory, Stokes flow, thin fluid flows, Aerosols and coagulation, laminar jets, boundary layer flow, buoyancy driven convection flows, buoyancy plumes, dispersion of suspensions, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, Saffman-Taylor instabililities - viscous fingering, Thermohaline instability in a porous layer, fluid dynamics of coastal regions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

- be able to solve a variety of fundamental fluid flow problems using a variety of techniques introduced during the course. - be aware of the wide range of applications of fluid mechanics to many practical situations in industry and the environment.- be able to appreciate how to model other physical systems.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials, enquiry and problem-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Foundations of Fluid Mechanics ACM30200

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Environmental Fluids (MAPH40070)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: 3 assignments Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Class Test: 3 class tests Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: final examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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