MAT-30004 - Fluid Mechanics
Coordinator: Jonathan J 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 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

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

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

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 module develops the following Keele Graduate attributes:
1. An open and questioning approach to ideas, demonstrating curiosity and independence of thought.
2. An appreciation of the development and value of Mathematics and the links between different areas of the subject.
4. The ability creatively to solve problems using a range of different approaches and techniques, and to determine which techniques are appropriate for the problem at hand.
6. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written form.

Aims
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: 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
derive and apply Euler┐s equations of motion: derive and apply Euler┐s equations of motion: 1,2
solve various problems in fluid flow including the use of conformal mappings: solve various problems in fluid flow including the use of conformal mappings: 1,2
demonstrate knowledge of lift and circulation, motion of point vortices, and the influence of solid boundaries: demonstrate knowledge of lift and circulation, motion of point vortices, and the influence of solid boundaries: 1,2
demonstrate knowledge of simple problems involving viscous flow and rectilinear flow down an inclined plane: demonstrate knowledge of simple problems involving viscous flow and rectilinear flow down an inclined plane: 1,2

Study hours

Lectures: 30 hours
Independent study: 118 hours
Unseen examination : 2 hours



School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exercise weighted 30%
Approximately weekly assignments
Continuous assessment will consist of written coursework, problem sheets, class tests, or any combination thereof.

2: Unseen Exam weighted 70%
2 HOUR UNSEEN EXAM
The examination paper will consist of no less than five and not more than eight questions all of which are compulsory.