Mathematics 2 - AERO50006
This module builds on first year Mathematics and introduces more advanced concepts including Vector Calculus, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Probability, and the theory of Signals and Systems.
Hydrodynamic Stability - AERO97054
Study of laminar-turbulent transition in various fluid flows, and in particular, in the boundary layer on an aircraft wing represents a major branch of modern Fluid Dynamics. The transition takes place due to the fact that at a sufficiently large value of the Reynolds number the flow becomes unstable, in the sense that small perturbations, introduced in the laminar flow due to, say, acoustic noise or free-stream turbulence, are no longer damped by the viscous effects. Instead they start to grow in time, leading to the transition to turbulent state of the flow. In this lecture course modern mathematical techniques that are used to predict the conditions when the laminar-turbulent transition takes place will be discussed.