Course Details in 2024/25 Session
|Module Title ||LH Applied Fluid Mechanics|
|School||School of Engineering|
|Department || Civil Engineering|
|Module Code || 04 34286 |
|Module Lead ||Hassan Hemida|
|Level || Honours Level |
|Credits || 10 |
|Semester|| Semester 2|
LI Engineering Mathematics 2 - (04 29650)
Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer - (04 28606)
LH Water Transmission and Treatment - (04 34304)
|Restrictions || Incoming students must have an understanding of basic concepts of fluid mechanics such as laminar and turbulent flow and Reynolds number. |
Practical Classes and workshops-11 hours
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
|Exclusions || |
|Description || This module provides students with the skills necessary to tackle engineering problems including water and/or air. This module builds on the knowledge achieved in the fluid mechanics modules studied in year 1 and year 2 and introduced the advanced topics that are needed by Civil Engineers to carry out research and industrial projects including water or air. |
• Introduction to turbulence scales and energy Cascade
• The concept of Vortex stretching and 3D structures
• Derivation of Navier Stocks Equations and the introduction of the Reynolds decomposition
• Introduction to turbulence modelling including the Reynolds Averaged Navier Stocks, DES, LES and DNS.
• Euler and potential flow, velocity potential and stream functions, introduction to some elementary potential flows.
• The structure of the turbulent flow boundary layer over a flat plate; laminar sublayer and log law.
• Introduction to numerical methods including discretisation methods, numerical grids, introduction to the different numerical methods (FVM, FEM, FDM) and boundary conditions.
• Experimental methods in fluid mechanics.
|Learning Outcomes || By the end of the module students should be able to: |
Understand the basic equations of fluid dynamics in 3D
Learn how to simplify the complicated equations to solve simple potential flow problems.
Introduction to the computational modelling in fluid mechanics and the different computational techniques.
Learn how to work with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.
Apply knowledge of fluid mechanics in solving an applied fluid mechanics problem.
Understand the structure of the turbulent flow boundary layer.
Appreciate the different techniques in experimental fluid dynamics
|Assessment Methods & Exceptions || Assessment: |
50% group coursework50% continuous assessments including class test
Course work resubmission
|Other || |