Dynamics of Fluids and Structures

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dynamics of Fluids and Structures

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MECHENG211, 222

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    3D rigid body kinetics - inertia tensor, Euler's equations, gyroscopic motion. Vibration of single and two degree of freedom systems. Applications to vibration engineering. Introductory acoustics and spectral analysis. Mass, energy and momentum equations. Angular momentum equation. Dimensional analysis. Similarity. Turbulence, logarithmic overlap law, pipe losses and networks, Bernoulli obstruction theory. External flows, lifting bodies. Pumps, turbines. Open channel flows.

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