# Course Catalogue

Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

## Physics of Fluids M ENG5091

• Academic Session: 2021-22
• School: School of Engineering
• Credits: 10
• Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
• Typically Offered: Semester 1
• Available to Visiting Students: Yes
• Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

### Short Description

This course develops the fundamental equations of slightly viscous fluid flow, and applies these equations to problems in laminar and turbulent flows, boundary layers in particular.

### Timetable

2x1 hour lectures per week

### Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

None

Recommended Entry Requirements

None

ENG4102

None

### Assessment

90% Written Exam

10% Set Exercise. Students to submit answers to a given problem set.

Main Assessment In: December

### Course Aims

To enhance understanding of viscous fluid flows and to develop the skills necessary for the application of basic analytical and numerical simulations of such flows

### Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ identify the limitations of ideal flow modelling in the case of streamlined and bluff bodies;

■ derive the fundamental equations of fluid motion and demonstrate understanding of the terms involved;

■ perform an order of magnitude analysis of the fundamental equations as they apply to flow in attached boundary layers;

■ develop and apply solution methodologies for both laminar and turbulent boundary layer equations;

■ describe the main features of the transition process in boundary layers;

■ explain the process of Reynolds averaging, and apply to the equations of motion;

■ describe the nature of the turbulence closure problem, and critically assess some basic models for addressing this problem.

### Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.

Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.