# DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2010/2011

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# Undergraduate Course: Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical) 4 (MECE10004)

 School School of Engineering College College of Science and Engineering Course type Standard Availability Available to all students Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits 10 Home subject area Mechanical Other subject area None Course website http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/teaching/mech/ Taught in Gaelic? No Course description This course introduces concepts that go beyond the 'one-dimensional' treatment of flows in ME2 Fluid Mechanics. The linking theme is the generation of fluid forces on the surfaces of structures, typified by the lift and drag forces on an aerofoil.
 Pre-requisites Co-requisites Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None Additional Costs None
 Pre-requisites None Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
 Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday King's Buildings Lecture 1-11 11:10 - 12:00 King's Buildings Tutorial 1-11 10:00 - 10:50 King's Buildings Lecture 1-11 11:10 - 12:00 King's Buildings Tutorial 1-11 10:00 - 10:50 First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 10:00 - 10:50, Zone: King's Buildings. Classroom 10, Alrick Building Exam Information Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments Main Exam Diet S1 (December) Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical) 4 1:30 12 sides / graph Resit Exam Diet (August) 1:30 12 sides / graph
 On completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. describe the flowfield round a typical body immersed in a flow 2. explain how lift and drag forces arise from the interaction the body and flow 3. define and explain the practical significance of circulation, vorticity, transition, separation 4. analyse simple potential flow models 5. describe analytical models of turbulence, and derive the simpler solutions based on the mixing-length model 6. explain the concept of the boundary layer, and why it is useful 7. define the various forms of boundary layer thickness, explain their significance, and derive their values from given velocity profiles 8. use the von Karman equation to obtain quantitative solutions for laminar and turbulent boundary layers with uniform external flows 9. describe boundary layer behaviour with non-uniform external flows, and explain how it might be predicted 10. describe methods of boundary layer control in low drag and high lift applications.
 Final Examination 100%
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 Course organiser Dr Tom Bruce Tel: (0131 6)50 8701 Email: Tom.Bruce@ed.ac.uk Course secretary Mrs Laura Smith Tel: (0131 6)50 5690 Email: laura.smith@ed.ac.uk
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