Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 3 ENG3001
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
This course promotes the understanding of incompressible fluid mechanics and will also provide an understanding of the aerodynamic forces generated on wings and bodies in incompressible flow and the ability to predict them.
Requirements of Entry
two laboratories and a mini-project 5%
Main Assessment In: April/May
In Fluid Mechanics, this course aims to encourage understanding of incompressible fluid mechanics through application of potential based analysis, boundary layer theory and empirical correlations. The aim in Aerodynamics is to provide an understanding of the aerodynamic forces generated on wings and bodies in incompressible flow and the ability to predict them.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ apply the physical principles underlying flow analysis
■ develop awareness of the limitations introduced by physical assumptions
■ derive the flow equations based on conservation laws
■ simplify these equations to Laplace's equation
■ solve Laplace's equation for simplified geometries
■ evaluate the mechanism of lift generation
■ make comparisons between laminar and turbulent flow
■ evaluate the implications for attached and separated flow
■ analyse reduced order models and develop useful quantitative tools towards the prediction of flows over aerofoils, wings, bodies and other aircraft components (e.g flaps, controls etc.) in low speed flows.
■ demonstrate intuition on the physical processes that occur in low speed aerodynamics that underlay the prediction of their effects on flight surfaces.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Attendance at all laboratories
Attendance at all tutorials
Timely submission of all assignments
Attendance at all tests and examinations, gaining a nonzero mark