This unit builds on Fluid Mechanics 1 and is a more advanced subject. This subject will give an in-depth coverage of the conservation laws in integral and differential forms (Navier-Stokes equations). Topics may include conservation of momentum, dimensional analysis, similarity and modelling with applications to full scale engineering devices, losses in pipe networks, lift and drag. Various flows are investigated in more detail including external boundary layers. Students will support their learning of these fluid mechanics concepts through experimental investigations and practical demonstrations.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):