Courses & Units

Fluid Mechanics KYA315

Note:

This unit is available in even numbered years only.

Introduction

Provides grounding in theoretical physics, for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Introduction to the state of stress in a continuum. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of motion. Conservation laws for mass and momentum. Inviscid flow. Elementary sources and sinks. The use of complex-variable methods for ideal fluid flow in two dimensions. Conformal mapping. Airfoil theory, wings, the Kutta-Joukowski theorem. Viscous flow. Exact solutions. Boundary layers, viscosity and turbulence. Surface waves.

Summary

Unit name Fluid Mechanics
Unit code KYA315
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Physics
Coordinator Doctor Courtney Quinn
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how the theory of fluid mechanics applies to real-world scenarios that arise in the fields of mathematics, physics, engineering and other domains.
  • Apply knowledge of the key mathematical concepts and techniques that allow analysis of the behaviour of fluid dynamical systems.
  • Apply a wide range of mathematical and computational techniques to solve problems in fluid mechanics.
  • Interpret and present information communicated in mathematical and plain English form.
  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibility in the ethical application of approaches to problem solving, self-directed learning, and group learning.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010301 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,701.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission into a relevant Masters course OR (KMA252 and KMA254) OR (KYA211 and KYA212) OR (KYA375 - Engineering Physics AND KME271 - Engineering Mathematics)

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 50 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 50 minute tutorial weekly, 1 x 50 minute workshop weekly.  Lectures are offered online.  Tutorial and workshop are on-campus activities. 

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Assignments (30%)|Report (20%)|Engagement (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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