|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
: Thermofluids and Energy Conversion, and SOE3213/2
: Computational Engineering.
Recommended textbook :
Fluid Mechanics, J.F. Douglas, J.M. Gasiorek and J.A.
|Basics of Fluid Flow
||There are some good pictures of various fluid flows
at the site Gallery
of Fluid Flow Images. Also the Gallery
of Fluid Dynamics. Numerous specific instances could also be
examined, for example the Turbomachinery
Flow Visualisation Image Gallery, plus the real
installations and the associated research
Lecture 1 and lecture 2.
(Lecture notes 1, 2)
|Bernoulli, pipe flow, turbomachinery
||Lectures 3 and
4 (lecture notes 3,
4). Some links to various types of
|Dimensionless numbers, open channel flow
||Various pictures of hydraulic jumps - in a sink,
and in the laboratory.
A tidal bore
is just a hydraulic jump moving upstream along a river.
Various weirs - Hatchery weir
Lectures 5, 6
and 7 (lecture notes 5,
6 and 7)
|Ideal fluids, potential flow, Real fluids
9 and 10
(Lecture notes 8, 9,
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