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On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of concepts of conservation and constitutive laws.
2. Formulate the differential conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy.
3. Identify, analyse and solve technical problems through the applications of Navier-Stokes equations.
4. Distinguish the various levels of approximation commonly used in fluid mechanics.
5. Identify, analyse and solve technical problems in potential flow.
6. Plan and conduct experiments, analyse and interpret experimental results.
DIFFERENTIAL ANALYSIS OF FLUID FLOW: Velocity and acceleration fields; Local and convective acceleration; Substantive derivative; Convective and diffusive fluid transport; Flow visualisation and structure (Material lines; Pathlines and streaklines; Streamlines and streamtubes); Motion and deformation (rigid body motion, deformable body motion, translation, rotation, shear, strain rate tensor); Force and stress fields (surface and body forces, stress tensor, Newtonian fluid); Governing equations (Conservation laws of mass, momentum and energy, conservative and non-conservative form, Newtonian fluids, Navier-Stokes equations, Euler equations, energy equation); Applications of Navier-Stokes equations (plane Poiseuille flow, plane Couette flow, circular Poiseuille flow, lubrication theory);
TURBULENCE: Types of turbulent flow; Vorticity and vorticity transport; Near wall treatment of turbulence; The energy cascade; Taylor and Kolmogorov microscales; Direct numerical simulation; Large eddy simulation; Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes equations; Reynolds stresses; Turbulence models
INVISCID IRROTATIONAL FLOW: Plane potential flow; Basic Flow Patterns; Combinations of basic flow patterns; Rankine half and full body; Stationary and rotating circular cylinder. Kutta equation; Kutta condition
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
MEEN20010 Mechanics of Fluids I
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Studies using computational fluid dynamics||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Final Examination||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||Yes||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
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|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33||Fri 14:00 - 14:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 11:00 - 11:50|