The module covers the derivation of the governing equations of fluid flows using conservation laws (mass and the linear momentum). Particular attention will be given to the simplified form of these equations at high Reynolds numbers. The concept of the boundary layer flows will be introduced and their role in the production of drag, stall and the performance of the aeronautical and non-aeronautical vehicles and devices. The fundamentals of thermodynamics will be reviewed, and concepts in compressible flows including flow regimes and Mach number, Mach Waves, propagation of information, normal shockwaves, effects of area change and back pressure on the flow of gases and their applications in propulsion systems and wind tunnels, flow measurement and flow visualisation in compressible flows, will be covered.

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