The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course blends together physical and mathematical concepts in a more advanced treatment of fluid mechanics. Analytical methods introduced in earlier courses are extended to compressible flows, applications in fluid machines and turbulent flows and turbulence modelling. The latter is used as a basis to provide a practical introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Discuss and solve compressible flows and apply fluid modelling concepts to practical engineering applications

2. Analyse and numerically model turbulence associated with Wake and Boundary layers

3. Describe aspects of various turbulent flows (jets, wake, channel, and boundary layers)

4. Apply Computational Fluid Mechanics approaches to the analysis of complex fluid flows

5. Demonstrate an awareness of the limitations and assumptions involved in Computational Fluid Dynamics

6. Discuss the value of validation procedures for Computational Fluid Dynamics


  1. Fluids Machinery
  2. Compressible flows
  3. Navier-Stokes equations and Reynolds stress equations
  4. Turbulence and turbulent flows
  5. Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (including turbulence modelling)

Assumed knowledge

MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering, MECH2710 Fluid Mechanics 1

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Quiz: Quiz 1

Quiz: Quiz 2

Report: Engineering Report

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

2 x 2 hours per week for full term.