1 x 120-minute lecture-2 weekly
1 x 60-minute lecture-1 weekly
1 x 100-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 100-minute practical weekly
1 x 20-hour project work per semester
1 ENGR2751 - Fluid Mechanics
2 ENGR3712 - Thermodynamics and Energy Systems
2a PHYS2712 - Thermodynamics and Energy Systems
3 ENGR2711 - Engineering Mathematics
Must Satisfy: (1 and (2 or 2a) and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8881 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Basic knowledge of fluid flow, laws of thermodynamics, heat transfer and combustion.
Topic description

Navier-Stokes equations; laminar and turbulent boundary layers; combustion; equilibrium and rate controlled reactions; ignition, stability and flammability limits; detonation; Reciprocating engines.

Educational aims

This topic aims to ensure that the students have a basic understanding of the following:

  • Applying the equations of fluid mechanics to model various flows
  • Interactions between the ocean and surface/submerged ships
  • Combustion, ignition and detonation
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply Navier-Stokes equations to boundary layer flows
  2. Perform analysis on laminar, transitional and turbulent boundary layers
  3. Understand combustion and chemical thermodynamics
  4. Working of spark ignition and Diesel engines

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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