Fluid Mechanics Principles – Refresher (Online)
- 4th May 2017 - 14th September 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fluid flow is everywhere in engineering and often counter-intuitive. Calculating basic quantities such as pressure, flow rate, lift, drag, cooling rate and fluid forces on structures is an essential part of effective product design and process optimisation.
The availability and ease of use of CFD software enables design engineers to undertake flow calculations that were previously reserved for specialists. However, to ensure accurate and meaningful results, a good awareness of the basic concepts of fluid mechanics and their practical application is essential.
Unfortunately, fluid mechanics is often regarded as difficult and confusing – typically due to the range of complicated equations encountered in undergraduate courses. Furthermore, even experienced engineers who have had formal education in the subject may have not applied these concepts for a while.
This concise course has been specifically developed to overcome such challenges, providing a fundamental background to design engineers new to fluid mechanics and refreshing those who have not recently undertaken fluid calculations.
Who Should Attend?
- Design engineers new to or re-visiting fluid flow
- Engineers intending to start running CFD simulations
- Managers required to review or sign-off CFD reports
This online course is split into 3 sessions over 3 consecutive weeks at 2pm – 4pm with an additional 30 minutes of homework after each session.
The dates are as follows:
- 4th May, 11th May & 18th May 2017
Registration / Further Information
- Complete the form opposite
- Call us on +44 (0) 161 474 6886
- Email us at email@example.com
Please note, this course is also run as a 1 day course at the Wilde Analysis Training Facility in Stockport. For further information click here.
Details on how to join the webinar will be emailed to you once registered.
- Practical applications of fluid mechanics – what it’s typically used for
- Fluid properties – definition, meaning and units
- Classes of fluid flow – internal, external, free surface, cavitating, compressible
- Basic equations – focus on what they mean and simple useable forms
- Basic equations – examples of their use
- Laminar and turbulent flow – physical meaning and effects of turbulence; Reynolds number
- Behaviour at “walls” – boundary layer, separation, drag
- Energy losses – origin, magnitude, practical implications
- Dimensional analysis – main dimensionless groups and practical uses
- Loss coefficients and internal flow systems – data sources, practical uses, network analysis
- Convective Heat transfer – meaning and application of heat transfer coefficient, correlations for practical calculations [Optional depending on audience interest]
There will be worked examples and workshops to reinforce learning throughout the course.