Undergraduate Course: Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical) 4 (MECE10004)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  The course presents the classical 3D differential form of the fluid mechanics equations and some canonical solutions, including potential flow, incompressible laminar and turbulent flow, and boundary layer flow. 
Course description 
The following list of lectures is only indicative and should be considered an example of delivery of the course.
Introduction and Recap
L1. Introduction to the course.
L2. Mathematical methods for fluid mechanics: revision of vector total and partial derivatives, application to fluid mechanics, introduction to Einstein notation and application to differential operations, revision of vector calculus (gradient, divergence, Stokes and Green¿s theorem), complex variable calculus and Fourier and Laplace transforms.
Governing Equations of Fluids (4 lectures)
L3. Derivation of the continuity equation.
L4. Definition of the stresses and of the strain rate tensor; derivation of the momentum Cauchy equation.
L5. Constitutive equation for Newtonian fluids, derivation of the NavierStokes Equation.
L6. Derivation of the nondimensional form of the NavierStokes equation.
Potential flow (3 lectures)
L7. The basics of potential flow: introduction of vorticity and the velocity potential and derivation of the conservation laws governing incompressible irrotational flow, including Bernoulli's law.
L8. The building blocks of potential flow: introduction to the elementary solutions to the Laplace equation, the principle of linear superposition and application to explain applied fluid dynamics problems.
L9. Forces on objects in potential flow: flow past a Rankine oval and a circle, flow past a rotating circle and the Magnus effect, Kelvin¿s circulation and KuttaJoukowsky theorems, drag and d'Alembert's paradox.
Laminar Flow
L10. Example of solutions of the NavierStokes equations for simple boundary conditions: the Couette and the Pouiselle flows.
Turbulent Flow (5 lectures)
L11. Phenomenology of turbulent flow, Reynoldsaveraged NavierStokes equation.
L12. Reynolds stress tensor, wall scales, Boussinesq hypothesis, turbulent viscosity.
L13. The universal Law of the wall, taxonomy of wall bounded flow.
L14. Moody diagram, ktype and dtype roughness.
L15. Review of turbulent flow.
Boundary Layer (2 lectures)
L16. Phenomenology and taxonomy of boundary layer flow, von Karman integral of the boundary layer and definition of the displacement and momentum thickness.
L17. Derivation of the boundary layer equations, summary of results of the Blasius solution of the laminar boundary layer equations, and summary of results of the solutions of the power law for turbulent flow.
Waves (3 lectures)
L19. Surface gravity waves: derivation of free surface boundary conditions, linearisation and solutions using separation of scales, properties of linear wave theory including propagation, dispersion, orbits, wave forces.
L19. Internal gravity waves: derivation of the governing equations from the vorticity equation, linearisation and solutions, properties of linear wave theory including propagation, dispersion, orbits.
L20. Capillary waves: derivation of boundary conditions, linearisation and solutions, properties including dispersion compared to surface waves.
Tutorial classes (11 classes)
T1. Mathematics revision
T2. NavierStokes Equation
T3. Revision
T4. Potential Flow 1
T5. Mock Exam
T6. Potential Flow 2
T7. Laminar Flow
T8. Turbulent Flow
T9. Boundary Layer
T10. Waves
T11. Revision
AHEP outcomes: SM1m, SM2m, SM3m, SM5m, SM6m, EA1m, EA2m, P1, G1, G2.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Prerequisites 

Corequisites  
Prohibited Combinations  
Other requirements  None 
Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
65 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
100 %,
Coursework
0 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Final Examination 100% 
Feedback 
Not entered 
Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S1 (December)  Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical) 4  2:00   Resit Exam Diet (August)   2:00  
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Demonstrate and work with knowledge that covers and integrates most of the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of fluid dynamics.
 Demonstrate and work with critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles of fluid dynamics.
 Apply knowledge and understanding in using techniques and practices that are at the forefront of analytical fluid dynamics.

Reading List
Kundu et al., Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition, 2016
White, Fluid Mechanics, 7th Edition, 2009

Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Ignazio Maria Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5622
Email: I.M.Viola@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562
Email: James.Foster@ed.ac.uk 

