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
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Physics
Coordinator

Andrew Cole

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Learning Outcomes

1

Explain how the theory of fluid mechanics applies to real-world scenarios that arise in the fields of mathematics, physics, engineering and other domains.

2

Apply knowledge of the key mathematical concepts and techniques that allow analysis of the behaviour of fluid dynamical systems.

3

Apply a wide range of mathematical and computational techniques to solve problems in fluid mechanics.

4

Interpret and present information communicated in mathematical and plain English form.

5

Demonstrate personal and social responsibility in the ethical application of approaches to problem solving, self-directed learning, and group learning.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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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

3 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly

Assessment

AT1 - Fortnightly homework assignments (30%)

AT2 - 3-hour Exam (70%)

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Textbooks

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