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ENG2027 : Applications of Engineering Fluid Mechanics II

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Richard Whalley
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


The aim is to provide a broadly-based extension of core knowledge and skills in this field of engineering science, with applications of more advanced fluid mechanics for students who have studied this topic at university level for at least one year previously, covering advanced fluid mechanics and turbomachines.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Dimensional analysis and similarity, scale modelling, Buckingham’s pi theorem.

- Laminar and turbulent duct and pipe flows, Reynolds number and transition; local losses; pipe systems.

- Losses in series, energy line and hydraulic grade line, steady-flow-energy-equation and its application to full systems analysis.

- Advanced applications of momentum conservation (e.g. complex boundary conditions for analysis of boundary-layer flows, moving control volumes).

- Fluid Machinery: Pumps and turbines: performance characteristics; Selection and installation, principles of energy exchange, machine losses and characteristics; interaction with external system and operating point; non-dimensional groups, cavitation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00Structured lectures to present the syllabus including skills demonstration and formative feedback
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion22:004:00Formative digital (NUMBAS) tests to help prepare for end of semester exam. Instant feedback on marks
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion111:0011:00Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study throughout the teaching
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00Tutorial classes for students to attempt tutorial questions & receive support from academic staff and postgraduate demonstrators
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study141:0014:00Watching pre-recorded lectures to supplement the lecture notes.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00Includes background reading, reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material, attempting tutorial questions.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

To impart the basic qualitative and quantitative understanding represented by the knowledge outcomes via a mix of self learning and formal teaching, including advance reading of course notes, formal lecture presentations and discussions/tutorials with active student participation.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination1201A100Open book, open notes examination using NUMBAS
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Digital Examination1MTwo online NUMBAS assessment, open book/open notes (2hrs each)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

To assess the student’s grasp of the basic qualitative and quantitative understanding represented by the knowledge outcomes, each student will undertake two open book on-line NUMBAS assessments, which will allow the module content to be broken down into two small, bite-sized sections to aid understanding and achievement.

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