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* Retrieved from Course syllabus SG2211 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Overview and review of physical fundamentals of Fluid dynamics. Boundary layers and vorticity. Fluid mechanics of aerodynamic bodies. Bluff body aerodynamics. Aerodynamic forces on road vehicles; their evaluation and possible strategies for their control. Design aspects of external and internal flows in vehicles. During the course seminars will be given on experimental and numerical methods in vehicle aerodynamics, aerodynamics of high-performance cars and aerodynamics of commercial vehicles.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is meant to give the students an introduction and an enhancement of their knowledge of fluid mechanics applied in the area of vehicle engineering. Different methodologies for the evaluation of the aerodynamic forces will be introduced. At the end of the course the students should be able to analyse and criticise present solutions and make an attempt of a good aerodynamic design.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SG1217 (for T), SG1220 (for M), SG2223 (for F).

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

To be announced at course start. In 05/06: Barnard, R.H., Road Vehicle Aerodynamic Design - An introduction, 2:nd edition 2001, MechAero Publishing, ISBN 0-9540734-0-1.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0,8 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2,2 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

One written exam (TEN1; 2,2 university credits), written project (PROJ; 3 university credits), laboratory work (LAB1; 0.8 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SG2211

Offered by

SCI/Mechanics

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Alessandro Talamelli