Fluid Mechanics for the Built Environment - CIVE97159
Our urban landscapes are becoming increasingly complex and populated, presenting broad-ranging challenges regarding the sustainability and resilience of cities and buildings. In the design and operation of healthy, energy efficient buildings, understanding the interaction between heat flow, air flow, urban form and human activity is crucial. These topics are increasingly active areas of research and industry in relation to the design of a sustainable built environment.
This module aims to equip students with techniques and understanding that is necessary for the prediction, design and control of flow systems in the built environment. With an emphasis on problem-solving techniques, a focus of the module will be practical design and operational problems.
Computational Analysis - CIVE97065
- To demonstrate computational methods for the simulation and analysis of engineering fluid mechanics.
- To solve practical numerical modelling problems in the context of offshore, coastal and built environments.
- To analyse the accuracy and suitability of numerical models.
- To incorporate numerical methods into design problems.
Buoyancy Driven Flows - CIVE97063
The aims of this module are to:
- provide a description of the coupled atmosphere ocean system and how each system forces, and is forced by the, other
- understand the roles of wind forcing and buoyancy fluxes in the atmosphere and ocean boundary layer and calculate momentum air-to-sea fluxes
- describe wave spectra and their evolution due to wind forcing and wave breaking
- introduce the role of the Earth’s rotation in geophysical fluid dynamics.