Imperial College London

Dr Stelios Rigopoulos

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Thermofluids
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7108s.rigopoulos

 
 
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Location

 

620City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Fluid Mechanics 2 - MECH50010

Aims

The ME2 Fluid Mechanics module aims to continue the development of key aspects of engineering fluid mechanics.

Topics include dimensional analysis, the mass-conservation and momentum-balance principles applied to a fluid particle, the differential form of the governing equations (Navier-Stokes), compressible flows (speed of sound, Mach cone, isentropic-flow relations and converging-diverging nozzles). incompressible flows with exact (Couette-Poiseuille flows) and approximate (boundary layers, Blasius solution, lubrication) solutions, and an introduction to turbulence.

ECTS units: 5

Role

Associate Course Leader

Fluid Mechanics 1 - MECH40002

Aims

The aims of the ME1 Fluid Mechanics course is to establish a strong foundation and understanding of elementary fluid mechanics, on which subsequent courses will build on. Emphasis is on fundamentals. After establishing the basics of the mathematical description of fluids, fluid statics and dynamics are covered, the latter employing control volume analysis. The knowledge is put to application, particularly in the last part of the course on internal flows.

ECTS units: 5

 

Role

Course Leader