|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||19 Hours. (19 x 1 hour lectures)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 Hours. (3 x 1 hour example classes)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours (written examination)||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours (written examination)||100%|
On completion of this module, a student should be able to:
1. explain the notions of local and convected rates of change;
2. derive the equations governing the flow of an ideal fluid;
3. apply and solve the governing equations in specific situations.
This module introduces and develops the basic concepts of Classical Hydrodynamics and provides a framework for a modern appreciation of Fluid Mechanics.
To provide the basic framework for a modern appreciation of Fluid Dynamics. To introduce the basic concepts of Classical Hydrodynamics. To explain how mathematical modelling of fluid motion can help in the understanding of certain real world phenomena in applications such as meteorology and aerodynamics.
2. Review of vector calculus and coordinate systems.
3. Eulerian and Lagrangian reference systems.
4. Kinematics of fluid motion: Pathlines, streamlines, streaklines, vorticity, etc.
5. Basic equations governing fluid motion.
6. Applications of Bernoulli's equation.
7. Foundations of classical hydrodynamics: Kelvin's theorems; Irrotational flow.
8. Incompressibility: Potential flow.
9. Simple hydrodynamic structures in 3D: Sources, sinks, doublets etc.
10. Introduction to the concept of image systems.
11. Some classical problems.
Reading ListRecommended Text
A R Paterson (1983) A first course in fluid dynamics Cambridge Primo search D E Rutherford (1983) Fluid Dynamics Oliver and Boyd Primo search Supplementary Text
A S Ramsey (1960) A Treatise on Hydromechanics Part II: Hydrodynamics Bell Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5