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Thermofluids for Aerospace Engineers

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Ivo Peters
Academic year

Module overview

This module provides a foundational understanding of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering students, placing significant emphasis on the critical application of these principles to aerospace systems. It equips students with the requisite knowledge and tools essential for subsequent modules encompassing aircraft and space propulsion, aerodynamics and high-speed gas dynamics.

In the thermodynamics section, students delve into the laws of thermodynamics in the context of aerospace applications, learning how these principles underpin the design of aerospace systems. The fluid mechanics section provides a comprehensive perspective of fluid properties, flow regimes, and conservation laws, with an emphasis on applying these concepts to the analysis of aerospace components and systems.