AERODYNAMICS - 2017/8
Module code: ENG3167
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
ROBINS AG Prof (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 36
Tutorial Hours: 12
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAMINATION (2 HRS)||80|
|School-timetabled exam/test||IN-SEMESTER TEST (40 MINS)||20|
Coursework to replace test.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Completion of the progress requirements of Level HE2, Aerospace Engineering
Third year module in Aerospace Engineering.
The module is lecture and tutorial based and continues to develop the understanding of aircraft aerodynamics started in ENG2089 and ENG2091 by concentrating on the prediction of lift in both incompressible flow, compressible subsonic flow and supersonic flow.
To provide an understanding of methods for predicting lift in incompressible flow and in supersonic flow, including the effects of finite aspect ratio.
To provide a general appreciation of the aerodynamics of transonic flow and understanding of means of estimating the extent of the transonic regime for any particular streamlined body.
|Understand and be able to apply theories for predicting lift on finite aspect ratio wings in incompressible flow and fully supersonic flow (SM1b/m, SM2b/m, EA1b/m)||KC|
|Understand and be able to predict induced drag in incompressible flow and wave drag in compressible flow (SM1b/m, SM2b/m, EA3b/m)||KC|
|Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the underlying theoretical basis of the methods used (SM1b/m)||K|
|Be aware of the general features of wing aerodynamics in the transonic regime (EA2, D1)||K|
|Be able to predict the extent of the transonic regime for a streamlined body (SM2b/m, EA1b/m, EA3b/m)||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Incompressible wing theory (14 hrs) - Stream function, velocity potential, source, sink, vortex and doublet flows; thin airfoil theory, the Kutta condition, classical theory for symmetrical and cambered aerofoils; Prandtl's lifting-line theory, finite aspect ratio wing theory, downwash and drag.
Compressible flow wing theory (14 hrs) - Plane and oblique shock waves; expansion waves; shock-expansion theory applied to an airfoil; subsonic and supersonic similarity; critical Mach number and transonic flight
Experimental facilities (2 hrs)
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop subject knowledge through theory, applications and worked examples. The module content is delivered through lectures and tutorial classes
The learning and teaching methods include:
Three hours of lectures per week for ten weeks and one of tutorials for eleven weeks.
SIx hours of revision classes
50 contact hours, 100 hours independent study, total 150 hours learning time
Provision of related material on SurreyLearn
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of scientific principles, the ability to adapt and apply those principles to specific calculations and the ability to describe aspects of aerodynamic phenomena and experimental methods. The class test demonstrates the ability to perform a specific calculation and interpret its results.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Examination (Learning outcomes 1-5) 2 hours (80%)
In-semester test (Learning outcome 1) 40 mins (20%) Week 6
Coursework as an alternative to the class test for summer reassessment (20%)
Formative assessment and feedback
Verbal feedback and discussion is provided during tutorial classes
Written feedback is provided on the class test
Feedback is also provided via material on SurreyLearn
Reading list for AERODYNAMICS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eng3167
Programmes this module appears in
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