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Unit of study_

AMME5292: Advanced Fluid Dynamics

This unit of study aims to cover advanced concepts in fluid dynamics, focusing particularly on turbulent flows, optical and laser based experimentation, and applied fluid dynamics in the context of engineering design. Specific topics to be covered will be: instability and turbulence, Reynolds decomposition, the Kolmogorov hypotheses, laser-based fluid flow measurement, and applied concepts such as multiphase flows, environmental flows, and biomedical flows. The project component of the unit will give students the opportunity to work on an advanced topical research or practical problem in fluid dynamics.

Code AMME5292
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
MECH3261 OR MECH9261 OR CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612 OR AERO3260 OR AERO9260

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, plan a major project and present outcomes professionally
  • LO2. critically evaluate a topical problem in advanced fluid dynamics and apply theory to analyse the problem, and suggest improvements through research
  • LO3. demonstrate an appreciation of how advanced fluid dynamics principles can be used towards the optimisation of a device or system
  • LO4. critically evaluate and apply theoretical concepts in turbulence to analyse a fluid flow
  • LO5. demonstrate an ability to correctly identify different laser based diagnostic techniques for fluid flow measurement and assess their accuracy
  • LO6. demonstrate capability to use statistical analysis of multivariate data to classify a turbulent flow.

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