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ME50900 - Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

Fall 2015

Days/Time: TBD / TBD
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
To introduce the fundamentals of fluid dynamics with a balance between physics, mathematics, and applications.

Description:
This course will begin with basic physical concepts related to fluid dynamics and an introduction to some mathematical tools to facilitate later fluid dynamic analysis. We will then discuss the kinematics of fluid motion. Then we will derive the basic laws of fluid dynamics which include the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy equations ending up with the Navier-Stokes equations. We will then apply these equations to solve a number of classical fluid flows. A discussion of potential flow and vorticity dynamics follows. Then we will explore boundary layers, stability, transition, and turbulence.

Topics Covered:
Basic concepts; Kinematics of fluid motion; Solutions to Navier-Stokes equations; Vorticity dynamics; Stability, transition, and turbulence; Vector calculus and index notation; Basic laws of fluid dynamics; Potential flow; Boundary layers.

Prerequisites:
Courses: Undergrad Fluid Mechanics (ME309 or equivalent). Topics: Dynamics, calculus, ordinary and partial dif. equations, complex variables.

Applied/Theory: 25/75

Web Address:
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard/index.html

Web Content:
Syllabus, Grades, Lecture Notes, Homework Assignments, and Solutions. Additional course information can also be found at https://engineering.purdue.edu/~wereley/.

Homework:
Homework will be assigned approximately every two weeks, collected, graded, and returned; will be accepted via e-mail to wereley@purdue.edu.

Projects:
None.

Exams:
Four exams and one final exam.

Textbooks:
*Tentative-check the Office of the Registrar Textbooks for the official list*
Required--Incompressible Flow (3rd edition), by Ron Panton. ISBN-10: 047126122X, ISBN-13: 978-0471261223.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements; some homework assignments will require the use of a spreadsheet or computer language; course notes, handouts and homework assignments will be posted on the course Web site.

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Other Requirements:
None.

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