AERODYNAMICS 2 - 2024/5
Module code: ENG3207
This third year module in Aerospace Engineering is lecture- and tutorial- based, and continues to develop the understanding of aircraft aerodynamics and design started in ENG2089, ENG2091 and ENG3067 by concentrating on the prediction of lift in compressible flow, the characteristics of hypersonic flow, the impact of these topics on the design of supersonic aircraft, and experimental methods fluid mechanics.
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
IACOBELLO Giovanni (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: H400
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 11
Independent Learning Hours: 98
Tutorial Hours: 11
Captured Content: 30
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Completion of the progress requirements of Level FHEQ5, together with ENG3167 (Aerodynamics I)
Indicative content includes: Compressible flow theory (nozzle flows, normal and oblique shock waves, expansion waves, the shock-expansion theory, viscous flow and heat transfer); Design of supersonic aircraft (wing design, aircraft design for fully supersonic flight); Transonic and Hypersonic flows (characteristics of hypersonic flow, gas dynamics, Newtonian and related theories); Experimental methods (wind tunnels for low and high-speed flow, experimental methods).
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||2hr exam closed book||100|
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 interpret their results, and the ability to describe aspects of aerodynamic phenomena and aircraft design.
The summative assessment (Learning outcomes 1-7) for this module is EXAM, as reported on the "Assessment Pattern" section.
Formative assessment and feedback: Verbal feedback and discussion are provided during in-person classes. Feedback is also provided via material and discussions on SurreyLearn.
- To provide an understanding of methods for predicting nozzle flows, and lift and wave drag in supersonic flows.
- To demonstrate how these strands are brought together through a broad discussion of the design of supersonic aircraft.
- To provide a general appreciation of the physics of transonic and hypersonic flows, and simple methods for estimating lift in hypersonic flows.
- To provide an understanding of the specialist experimental facilities and instrumentation used in fluid mechanics.
|001||Understand and be able to apply theories for predicting the behaviour of compressible flows, including boundary layers, ducts and nozzles||KC||C1,C2|
|002||Understand and be able to apply theories for predicting lift and wave drag on wings in supersonic flight||KC||C1,C2|
|003||Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the underlying theoretical basis of the methods used||K||C1|
|004||Understand and be able to apply knowledge acquired to the general design of supersonic aircraft||KC||C1|
|005||Understand the nature of hypersonic flow and be able to apply simple theoretical models for lift estimation||KC||C1,C3|
|006||Understand the design and operation of the main classes of experimental facility and the associated instrumentation||KT||C13|
|007||Be aware of non-aeronautical applications||K||C1|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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, tutorial classes and SurreyLearn material. Indicated Lecture Hours (including seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate, and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Aerospace Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.