Industrial Aerodynamics M ENG5048
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course applies the principles of aerodynamics to industrial areas other than aerospace. Examples include the action of atmospheric wind on buildings and structures, including static, dynamic and aeroelastic effects, and the basic aerodynamic features of road vehicles. These examples increase students' awareness of wider applications of aerodynamics in engineering.
2x1 hour lectures per week
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
90% Written Exam
10% Written Assignment. Students submit a short report on an assignment set during the course.
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course aims to provide an introduction to atmospheric wind, and associated measurement techniques;
facilitate an understanding of the main flow features which produce static and dynamic wind loads on buildings and structures; provide an appreciation of typical forms of aeroelastic phenomena which affect buildings and structures; introduce the basic aerodynamic features of passenger cars and trucks. More broadly, it aims to increase students' awareness of wider applications of aerodynamics in engineering.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ describe and explain the significance of wind patterns and pressure distributions on buildings and structures;
■ explain important aspects of wind measurement: devices employed and data analysis;
■ illustrate and describe flow patterns around cars and trucks;
■ assess wind conditions using hydrodynamic wind equations;
■ perform static and dynamic design calculations on structures subject to wind loading.
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.