Advanced Thermofluids (526H3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

  • Flow governing equations
  • turbulence: Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations, mixing length and k-e model
  • integral methods for boundary layers
  • combustion, including radiation in gases
  • unsteady flow
  • measurement techniques
  • lubrication: Reynolds equation, regimes of lubrication
  • compressible flows.


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: