Teacher, Experimental Methods (MSc course). (Postgraduate)
An Introduction to Flow Control - AERO97033
The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of a rapidly expanding area involving novel ways in which fluid flow may be controlled through sensing (e.g. velocity, temperature, pressure) and its subsequent control via actuation to produce a controlled disturbance (e.g. blowing, suction, vortex generator deployment) in order to achieve a desired effect (e.g. drag reduction, mixing enhancement, noise reduction). The ideas may generally be expressed as “flow management” or “flow control”. The course is multi-disciplinary, including basic ideas from linear control theory, new advances in materials and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics. Key flow control strategies relating to drag reduction will be discussed.
Applications of Fluid Dynamics - AERO97006
To explore a number of applications of fluid dynamics to areas within and beyond aeronautics, in fields such as convective heat and mass transfer, wind energy, bio-fluid mechanics, and road vehicle aerodynamics. At the same time the course aims to deepen the understanding of the physics and governing equations of fluid dynamics.
Specifically in the four parts of the course students will:
(i) obtain an understanding of the flow features around road vehicles, how this generates aerodynamic forces and affects vehicle performance;
(ii) learn how to apply fluid mechanics to describe the mechanics of flow in the human respiratory and cardiovascular systems;
(iii) gain some basic knowledge of the physical principles of operation of wind turbines and a good understanding of methods for their analysis and design; and
(iv) understand the way in which fluid mechanics may be combined with thermodynamics to model the transport of heat and mass.
Aerodynamics 1 - AERO40001
Aerodynamics is one of the core pillars of aerospace engineering. This course will introduce aerodynamic essentials such as the basic laws of motion for incompressible fluid flow, conservation of mass and momentum and the role of viscosity. Control volume analysis will form the basis for work in following years and is used to explain aerodynamic phenomena such as generation of lift, drag and boundary layers.
Sustainable Transport - SEF09
To develop an understanding of the issues associated with Sustainable Transport including passenger and freight transport and the challenges and opportunities associated with conventional and future technologies for different transport modes.
• To develop the skills required to identify the suitability of a given transport solution for a selected case study scenario.
• To convey the minimum level of knowledge of Transport issues required by a competent specialist in the field of Sustainable Energy.
• To provide an introduction to specialist study opportunities in the field of Sustainable Transport.