ME107 and ME101, or equivalent.
Type of module
To develop an understanding of the fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
processes that are relevant
to engineering applications.
By the end of this module students are expected to understand and be able to solve
Incompressible flow around airfoils
I ncompressible Aerodynamic
: Definitions of terms and their significances; pressure
distribution, lift and drag coefficients, variation with incidence and Reynolds number.
Induced drag. Wind tunnel techniques; rotating aerofoils e.g. fans and propellers.
: Analysis of
rotodynamic machinery; including turbines, propellers, fans
and water pumps, momentum analysis, velocity vector diagrams, impulse and reaction
turbines, definitions of efficiencies, selection, specific speeds.
: Introduction to pumps and motors
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
: Reversibility and entropy as a criterion of
irreversibility; probabilistic concept of entropy, equations for change of entropy of perfect
gases, isentropic processes. Clausius Inequality, principle of increase in entrop
Mixtures of Gases and Vapours
: Properties of mixtures; air/water vapour mixtures,
applications including air . Molier and Psychrometric charts.
: Rankine cycle, turbine isentropic efficiencies. Vapour compression
refrigeration cycle, p
I ntroduction to Heat Transfer
: Modes of heat transfer; general conduction equation,
application to simple geometries, convection coefficients, significance of boundary
dimensional parameters. Introduction to radiation.
Teaching and lea
Lectures and tutorials.
J.F.Douglas, J.M.Gasorek and J.A.Swaffield, "Fluid Mechanics", Longman, 3rd edition,
Y.A.Cengel, "Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer", McGraw
70% Exam : 30% Coursework
Brief description of module content
and/or aims (maximum 80 words)
Provides an introduction to incompressible aerodynamics, fluid machinery, vapour cycles
and heat transfer.
Area examination board to which
Module team/authors/ coordinator
Dr. S. Sazhin
Date of first approval
Date of last revision
Date of approval of this version
Replacement for previous module
Field for w
hich module is acceptable
and status in that field
Course(s) for which module is
acceptable and status in course
MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems
BEng (Hons) Mechanical and En
BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Aeronautical Design Engineering
BEng (Hons) Automotive Engine Design
School of Engineering
Dr G. Alexander