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AERO4260: Aerodynamics 2 (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: AERO4260: Aerodynamics 2 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Thornber, Ben
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://sites.google.com/site/aerodynamics4students/table-of-contents
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: AMME2200 OR AMME2261.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit aims to introduce students to: elementary and advanced topics in Gasdynamics (High Speed Flows). Course content will include review of Equations of Gasdynamics, One-Dimensional Gas Flow, Isentropic Flows, Normal Shock, Flow in a Converging and Converging-Diverging Nozzle, Steady Two-dimensional Supersonic Flow, Shock waves (Normal and Oblique), Method of Characteristics, Two-dimensional Supersonic Aerofoils, Introduction to Three Dimensional Effects, Unsteady Flows, Moving Shocks, Shock Tube Flow and Transonic Flow and Compressible Boundary Layers, introduction to turbulent flows.

At the end of this unit the student will be able to calculate a high speed flow about an aerofoil and compressible flow through a duct of varying cross-section and will have a good appreciation of Transonic and Hypersonic Flows.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Dr Thornber, Ben
Tutor/s: Michael Groom
Timetable: AERO4260 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 2 13
2 Tutorial 2.00 1 13
3 Independent Study 6.00 13

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Understanding and appropriate selection and application of CFD methods for high speed flows (1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
Introduction to elementary and advanced topics in Gasdynamics (High
Speed Flows).
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5)
Programming skills. Use of web-based information resources. (6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3)
1. Ability to defend a specific choice of CFD method to compute a high speed flow
2. Ability to synthesize available information to determine which analytical approach and CFD method to apply in the analysis of flow through ducts, nozzles, intakes or aerofoils.
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5)
3. Ability to calculate a compressible flow through a duct of varying cross section.
4. Ability to describe flow through ducts & nozzles.
5. Appreciation of elements of compressible flows and isentropic flows.
6. Understanding the formation of a normal shock.
7. Ability to calculate flow across normal shock.
8. Ability to develop equations for 2 dimensional supersonic flows involving oblique shocks and expansion waves.
9. Ability to estimate fluid properties in Rayleigh and Fanno type flows.
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
10. Ability to apply CFD to the design of ducts and nozzles.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment No 20.00 Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
2 Distributed Assignment No 10.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
3 Final Exam No 70.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Assessment Description: Assignment: Application of Gasdynamic theory to understand the flow through a specific design

Distributed Assignment: Solution of one tutorial question specified by the Unit Coordinator per tutorial session.

Final Exam: Written examination - open book

All assignments must be handed in on Turnitin and in hard copy.

There will be a penalty of 5% per day applied to late assignments (weekend days included).

There may be statistically defensible moderation when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes
Assessment Feedback: Feedback will be through comments on the assignments returned to students, and general feedback within the lecture sessions.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Online Course Content: Lecture notes will be made available on Blackboard. Additional useful resources can be found in Part 4 of the `Aerodynamics for Students` webpage located at:

https://sites.google.com/site/aerodynamics4students/table-of-contents

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction. Thermodynamics.
Week 2 Governing Equations, Steady Form
Week 3 Isentropic Relations, Nozzle Flows
Week 4 Rayleigh and Fanno Flows
Week 5 Normal Shock/Oblique Shocks
Week 6 Shock Reflections/Prandtl-Meyer Deflection
Week 7 Supersonic Airfoils and Intakes
Week 8 Characteristic Theory - Linear Advection and Euler
Week 9 Shock Tube Solutions
Week 10 Introduction to Hypersonics
Introduction to CFD
Week 11 CFD for Compressible Flows - Fundamentals of Discretisation
Assessment Due: Assignment
Week 12 CFD: Numerical Methods
Week 13 CFD for Compressible Flows: Higher-order accuracy
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Law 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical (Space) (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2015
Aeronautical / Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical (Space) 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Arts 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Project Management 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Law 2015
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science(Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechatronic 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 3) Yes 20%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 5) Yes 70%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 4) Yes 10%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.