# Engineering and design

## Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Module code: H1029
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

This module covers:
• Fundamentals: historical perspectives, fluid properties, concept of pressure
• fluid statics: force on submerged surfaces, buoyancy
• concepts in fluid flow behaviour:
• motion of a fluid particle, mass continuity, laminar and turbulent flow
• momentum equation, Navier Stokes equations for simple 2D fluid flow
• turbulence and the time averaged equations
• steady flow energy equation and its application
• applications of the momentum equation to the impingement of a jet on a surface
• application to simple wind turbine theory
• boundary-layer theory and applications:
• velocity profile, skin friction and form drag, dimensionless groups
• pipe flow networks, frictional resistance of moving bodies, lift and drag on aerofoil sections
• potential flow: stream lines and the stream function for various simple flows (and combinations), the Kutta Joukowski law
• compressible flow:
• isentropic flow behaviour, total and static quantities, the speed of sound
• normal shock wave theory
• flow in a convergent-divergent nozzle, compressible flow in a uniform duct with friction, isothermal flow with friction, compressible flow with heat transfer
• flow-measuring devices
• bulk flow:
• Venturi meter, orifice plate, rotameter, vortex and turbine flowmeters
• Point measurement: Pitot static tube, hot wire, LDA and PIV.

### Pre-requisite

Engineering Maths 1A
Engineering Maths 1B
Engineering Thermodynamics

### Module learning outcomes

• Have a critical understanding of well established principles in fluid mechanics
• Deploy well established techniques of analysis to engineering problems in fluid mechanics
• Apply underlying concepts outside the context they were first studied
• Understand the limits of knowledge in fluid mechanics and how this influences analysis