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MECH ENG 4104 - Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours lectures/tutorials and 3 hours laboratories per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: MECH ENG 1007, MECH ENG 2021, MECH ENG 3101, 6 units of Level II Applied Mathematics courses
Incompatible: MECH ENG 4140
Assessment: Assignments, laboratory experiments, final exam
Syllabus:

This course builds on the concepts learned in core thermofluid courses and extends these to provide practical interpretive and predictive methods. The syllabus begins with a practical and theoretical overview of modern flow measurement techniques, turbulence theory and potential flow theory, followed by methods used to interpret velocity and flow data such as flow topology. These are then applied to fundamental flow cases such as free shear flows. Specific applications of these flow cases are then given through the study of internal flow systems and external flows around air, ground and sea-going vehicles. These include wind tunnels, race cars, high-performance yachts, swimmers, sports balls, cars, birds and fish.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15498 LE01 45 31 3 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Barr Smith South, 3022, Polygon Lecture Theatre
6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 12pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Barr Smith South, 3022, Polygon Lecture Theatre
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 12pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15499 PR10 6 5 9 Apr - 9 Apr Thursday 3:30pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15500 PR09 6 3 9 Apr - 9 Apr Thursday 2pm - 3:30pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15501 PR08 6 6 2 Apr - 2 Apr Thursday 3:30pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15502 PR07 6 6 2 Apr - 2 Apr Thursday 2pm - 3:30pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15503 PR06 6 5 25 Mar - 25 Mar Wednesday 3:30pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15504 PR05 6 4 25 Mar - 25 Mar Wednesday 2pm - 3:30pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15505 PR04 6 5 19 Mar - 19 Mar Thursday 3:30pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15506 PR03 6 1 19 Mar - 19 Mar Thursday 2pm - 3:30pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15507 PR02 6 6 11 Mar - 11 Mar Wednesday 3:30pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel
15508 PR01 6 5 11 Mar - 11 Mar Wednesday 2pm - 3:30pm Engineering Sth, S213, KC Wind Tunnel