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Module Title LH Applied Fluid Mechanics
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 34286
Module Lead Hassan Hemida
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites 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.
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-11 hours
Guided independent study-67 hours
Total: 100 hours
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

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