This unit is available in even numbered years only.
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.
|Unit name||Fluid Mechanics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor Andrew Bassom|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- 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.
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PrerequisitesAdmission into a relevant Masters course OR (KMA252 and KMA254) OR (KYA211 and KYA212) OR (KYA375 - Engineering Physics AND KME271 - Engineering Mathematics)
3 x 50 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 50 minute tutorial weekly
|Assessment||Examination (70%)|Assignments (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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