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MECH ENG 7026 - Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 4110
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; or equivalent
Assessment: Assignments, laboratory experiments, final exam

This course builds on the concepts learned in core thermofluids 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 applied to fundamental flow cases such as free shear flows, then specific applications of these flow cases are 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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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4110 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18949 LEC0 30 1 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: These lectures are pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after they are published in MyUni. Please check MyUni once enrolled for details regarding when individual lectures will be published.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11198 TU01 30 1 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
Note: This class will be delivered both online and face to face. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.