To qualify in this Engineering Area, students must select both 3A1 and 3A3, plus at least two core or companion modules listed in the tables.
|3A1||Fluid Mechanics I (double module)|
|3A3||Fluid Mechanics II (double module)|
|3A5||Thermodynamics and Power Generation|
|3A6||Heat and Mass Transfer|
|3B1||Radio Frequency Electronics|
|3B2||Integrated Digital Electronics|
|3C1||Materials Processing and Design|
|3C7||Mechanics of Solids|
|3C9||Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures|
|3D3||Structural Materials and Design|
|3D4||Structural Analysis and Stability|
|3D7||Finite Element Methods|
|3F1||Signals and Systems|
|3F2||Systems and Control|
Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering is an interdisciplinary blend of subjects ranging from fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, structures, instrumentation, control, electronics and design to manufacturing. In essence, Aerospace Engineering is concerned with flight and Aerothermal Engineering with the associated propulsion systems. In the past, development in these fields has been driven by technological issues. In the future, environmental concerns, minimising noise and pollution, and relentless pressure on design and manufacturing turnaround time will force novel solutions and paradigm shifts.
A good understanding of fluid mechanics is essential in both fields. A secure grasp of the fundamentals equips students with the ability and confidence to innovate and develop novel solutions to familiar problems and to understand and maybe manage wholly new issues. 3A1 introduces the dynamics of incompressible fluid flow and is an essential foundation course. High speed flows demand an understanding of compressibility effects and these are discussed in 3A3. 3A5 focuses on the applications of thermodynamics to power generation with emphasis on gas and steam turbine plant, and fuel cells. 3A6 addresses the important topic of heat transfer and mass transfer, with applications.
The essential interdisciplinary nature of the subject is reflected in the diversity of the recommended companion modules drawn from across the spectrum of the department’s teaching. This diversity increases in Part IIB.
Specialist advice on this Engineering Area can be obtained from the Engineering Area coordinator, Professor W.N. Dawes.
Last updated on 03/08/2020 08:18