units

MAE5401

Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)G Sheard

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to differential and integral forms of governing equations in tensor notation and a review of compressible and incompressible, inviscid and viscous aerodynamic flows. The unit also provides an analytical derivation of boundary layer equations. Compressibility effects in boundary layer flow, flow instability and transition from laminar to turbulent flow. Introduction to boundary layer stability analysis will also be considered in detail. Introduction to the analysis and quantitative description of turbulent boundary layer flow and boundary layer flow control on aerofoils.

Outcomes

The development and integration of previous knowledge in mechanics, electronics and control theory based on previous study leading towards an understanding of current avionics technology within a guided and self-learning environment.

Assessment

Projects: 15%
Laboratory: 5%
Practice Classes: 10%
Closed Book Examination (3 hours): 70%

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours practical classes and 7 hours of private study per week

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