This course covers a range of
topics in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
The fluids half of the course covers fluid dynamics topics, including : - Ideal and real fluids, flow characterisation
- Continuity and momentum integral equations, Bernoulli, application to flow measurements and pipe flows
- Open channel flows, weirs, flumes,
- Potential flow, stream and potential functions, superposition
- Circulation and vorticity.
The fluid dynamics part of this course is a precursor to the 3rd year courses SOE3211/2 : Thermofluids and Energy Conversion, and SOE3213/2 : Computational Engineering. Recommended textbook :
The course assessment comprises four elements : - A practical course - fluids and thermodynamics experiments
- Homework -
- Semester test(s)
- Summer exam - 50% of the mark.
A schedule for the practical course and group allocations is available here - also look at the guidelines for experiments |