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 2021/22

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 2021/22

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.

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: 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: 1,2
derive and apply Euler┐s equations of motion: 2

Study hours

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



School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exercise weighted 20%
Class test
One or two questions on material covered in lectures given before the time of the test.

2: Open Book Examination 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.