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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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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.
- Admission into a relevant Masters course OR (KMA252 and KMA254) OR (KYA211 and KYA212) OR (KYA375 - Engineering Physics AND KME271 - Engineering Mathematics)
3 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly
AT1 - Fortnightly homework assignments (30%)
AT2 - 3-hour Exam (70%)
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