|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||18 hours. (18 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 the module, a student should be able to:
1. determine the stream function for the flow of an inviscid fluid past body;
2. determine the velocity potential for an irrrotational flow;
3. establish Blasius's equation and apply it to the flow past various shapes, including aerofoils;
4. calculate image systems and apply them to the determination of flow past bodies;
5. determine complex potential functions of incompressible irrotational fluid flows.
This module continues the development of fluid mechanics, begun in MA25610, and deals in particular with the theory of two-dimensional motion and aerofoil theory.
To continue with the development of fluid mechanics, in particular the theory of two-dimensional motion and aerofoil theory, and to relate it to many natural and everyday events: why an aeroplane in flight is able to defy gravity, why the shower curtain always seems to envelope us like a triffid, why we need to keep windows open in the typhoon season.
2. Complex variable techniques in two-dimensional hydrodynamics: method of images.
3. Conformal transformations; Joukowski transformation; Schwarz-Christoffel transformation.
4. Blasius's theorems for the force and moment on a body in a stream.
5. Applications to aerofoil theory.
This module is at CQFW Level 6