MAT-30004 - Fluid Mechanics
Coordinator: Jonathan Healey Room: MAC2.12 Tel: +44 1782 7 33738
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





MAT-20004 Complex Variable I and Vector Calculus
MAT-20008 Differential Equations

Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The module is a first course in fluid mechanics, designed for students with no previous knowledge of the subject. Although previous acquaintance with vectors and differential equations would be helpful, the lecturer will offer revision of the required parts of these subjects as the module progresses.

The aim of this module is to provide a first course in fluid mechanics and to study some of the many and varied applications of the theory.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in fluid mechanics, including streamlines, streak lines and path lines, continuity, vorticity, boundary conditions, and conservation of mass, momentum and energy: 1,2
solve various problems in fluid flow including the use of conformal mappings: 2
demonstrate knowledge of lift and circulation, motion of point vortices, and the influence of solid boundaries: 2
demonstrate knowledge of simple problems involving viscous flow and rectilinear flow down an inclined plane: 2
derive and apply Euler┐s equations of motion: 2

Study hours

Lectures: 30 hours
Independent study: 120 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 20%
An assignment of approximately 1 week duration
An assignment testing material covered in lectures given before the time of the assignment.

2: Exam weighted 80%
2 hour exam
The examination paper will consist of no less than five and not more than eight questions all of which are compulsory.