Module Identifier  PHM1010  
Module Title  FLUID DYNAMICS  
Academic Year  2004/2005  
Coordinator  Professor Geraint Vaughan  
Semester  Semester 1  
Other staff  Dr Sian A Jones  
PreRequisite  Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme  
Course delivery  Lecture  20 lectures  
Seminars / Tutorials  2 seminars / tutorials  
Assessment 

The module will commence with a general introduction to the general properties of fluids followed by a treatment of the basic governing conservation equations. Some examples of twodimensional inviscid flows will be presented followed by the introduction of a discussion of the influence of viscosity. The effect of viscosity will be then included and the Navier Stokes equations derived. The origin and importance of some common flow instabilities will then be described together with an introduction to fluid turbulence. An introduction to compressible flows will also be given. All of the above will be supported by reference to examples of fluid flows in practice. These will include flows such as flows over aerofoils, magnetohydrodynamnics, atmospheric flows, pipe and jet flows and shock wave formation.
Review of relevant thermodynamics
Conservation equations for mass, energy and momentum: Benoulli equation
Twodimensional potential flow
Viscous flows
Instability and turbulence
Navier Stokes equations
Turbulent flows
Boundary Layers
(Non linear dynamics)
Introduction to aerofoils
Stream function
Incompressible, inviscid 2D flow
Conformal mapping and flow over aerofoils.
This module is at CQFW Level 7