2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
AVIA2100 Mathematical Techniques for Aerodynamics
10 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr DC Peacock
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
|CAPE1040||Mathematical Techniques 1|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryA knowledge of aerodynamics is key to successful aircraft design and operation. Anyone hoping to enter this field requires not only a grasp of the conceptual principles but also the mathematical knowledge and skills required to model the air flow around and the forces developed on the aircraft. This module aims to equip the student with the mathematical knowledge and skills required when they study aerodynamics in the level 3 module Aircraft 2.
ObjectivesThis module aims to equip the students with the mathematical knowledge and skills to support them in their study of aerodynamics in AVIA 3000.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Use vectors to represent three-dimensional space, including points, lines and planes and find intersections among these.
2. Differentiate and integrate vectors in the context of dynamics problems, and understand scalar and vector products.
3. Apply a series to approximate a function.
4. Use series to solve differential equations.
5. Apply the skills learnt in LO1-4 to fluid flow applications.
Students acquire the following competencies in the module. In each case, the means of acquiring the competency is shown. These competencies correspond with those specified in "The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes", Third edition, Engineering Council, 2014. P = practiced ACTIVELY, F= Formatively Assessed, S = Summatively Assessed. Discussions refer to both in-class discussions of questions from broad to highly focused and semi-structured discussion centred around numerous case studies.
SM2: HOW MANIFESTED: P through weekly problems solved both in class and outside of class. F through tests at the end of each section. S by the final exam.
EA3: HOW MANIFESTED: P through weekly problems solved both in class and outside of class. F through tests at the end of each section. S by the final exam.
- Power series and applications
- Fourier series
- Review of vectors, matrices and determinants
- Concepts of vector calculus
- Applications of vector calculus to fluid dynamics and heat transfer
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||78.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyStudents will review the lecture notes and work through weekly problem sheets which will be reviewed in the examples classes.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThrough the weekly examples classes.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 12/07/2022
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