Available in 2022
Course code

MECH6480

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course blends together physical and mathematical concepts in an 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).


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate their ability to solve problems of compressible flows by applying fluid modelling concepts to practical engineering applications

2. Analyse and solve numerical problems in turbulent flows such as wakes and boundary layers

3. Describe important and critical properties and characteristics of turbulent flows (jets, wake, channel, and boundary layers)

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

5. Discuss the limitations and assumptions involved in Computational Fluid Dynamics

6. Design validation procedures for Computational Fluid Dynamics models


Content

  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 and validation techniques)

Assumed knowledge

MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering and MECH2710 Fluid Mechanics 1 or equivalent


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Quiz: Quiz 1

Quiz: Quiz 2

Report: Engineering Report


Contact hours

Callaghan

Computer Lab

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

Lecture

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

2 x 2 hours per week for full term.

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