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ES2C5 Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics

  • Module code: ES2C5
  • Module name: Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The principal aims of the module are to develop upon a firm understanding of mechanical concepts from the first year. Furthermore the module aims to generate a familiarity with key techniques used in the analysis and testing of mechanical systems, and then to introduce fundamental concepts underpinning solid and fluid dynamics.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: • Show a developed ability in the analysis of rigid body planar motion. Understand that forces maybe either conservative or non-conservative and appreciate how these apply in modelling real-world applications. • Employ the principles of work and energy as a means to generate governing equations and evaluate system response. • Perform kinematic and kinetic analysis of rigid bodies employing vector methods and graphical solutions as appropriate. • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rudimentary equations of fluid mechanics and be able to classify different types of flow regime and fluid behaviour using appropriate dimensionless numbers. • Apply Bernoulli’s principle to a range of applications to predict inviscid fluid-flow behaviour, while being able to identify its limitations. Show appreciation for extensions to fluid mechanics theory, e.g. compressibility, surface tension. • Analyse experimental measurements of velocity and pressure, and be able to quantify and analyse the various forms of error.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 x 1 hour lectures 2 x 1 hour Revision classes 3 x 3 hour laboratory sessions 1 x 2 hour laboratory session 2 x 1 hour lab brief/de-brief Total 45 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year2/

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material and past examination questions Lab based assessment must be passed »30%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES2C5-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory assessment 1 20%
  Laboratory assessment 2 20%
  2 hour examination (January) 60%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 2
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 2
  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161) - Year 2
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163) - Year 2
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 2
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 2
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 2
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 2
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 2
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (H606) - Year 2
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 2
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 2
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH31) - Year 2
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH35) - Year 2
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 2
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 2
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 2
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 2
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A