This unit introduces students to fluid statics and fluid dynamics. At the end of the unit students will have a fundamental understanding of fluid mechanics principles, an ability to apply fluid mechanics principles to engineering problems, and an ability to use basic sensors to acquire data from fluid flow experiments. The unit will cover the fundamentals governing the statics and dynamics of fluids in the context of internal flow systems such as pipes and pumps and external flow systems such as wings and airfoils. The unit will begin with the properties of fluids, pressure and pressure measurement, forces in fluid statics, and buoyancy. Students will then progress to fluid dynamics which will include integral and differential conservation of mass and momentum in a continuum, non-dimensional numbers, measuring and analysing signals from fluid flows, the Bernoulli and Euler Equations, potential flow, and an introduction to turbomachinery.
|Academic unit||Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic|
|(MATH1001 or MATH1021 or MATH1901 or MATH1921 or MATH1906 or MATH1931) and (MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1023 or MATH1903 or MATH1923 or MATH1907 or MATH1933)|
|Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
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