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Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

AAE51100

Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To develop a strong foundation in the fundamentals of fluid mechanics.

Description:
The basic conservation equations are derived for a compressible viscous fluid and then are specialized for applications in potential flow, viscous flow, and gas dynamics.

Topics Covered:
Governing Equations: Basic conservation laws (8), Flow kinematics (2), Special forms of the governing equations/Vortex dynamics (4). Ideal Fluid Flow: Two-dimensional (10) and three-dimensional (4) potential flow. Viscous Flows of Incompressible Fluids: Exact solutions (4), Low-Reynolds number flows (2), Boundary layers (8).

Prerequisites:
Necessary Background: Vector calculus, ordinary and partial differential equations, some exposure to complex variables. Undergraduate course in fluid mechanics or a background in Newtonian mechanics. Ability to program in FORTRAN or MATLAB.

Web Address:
https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/academics/course-descriptions/AAE511

Homework:
None

Textbooks:
None

Computer Requirements:
None

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SEMESTERS

Fall 2018
Fall 2020
Fall 2022

CURRENT INSTRUCTOR(S)

Gregory A. Blaisdell

Phone
765 494-1490

Email
blaisdel@purdue.edu

Office
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W Stadium Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

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