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.
F2018 Syllabus

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 MATLAB.

Applied / Theory:

10 / 90

Web Address:

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

Textbooks:

Fundamental Mechanics of Fluids (Fourth Edition)
I. G. Currie, CRC Press 2013, ISBN 9781439874608
https://www.crcpress.com/Fundamental-Mechanics-of-Fluids-Fourth-Edition/Currie/p/book/9781439874608
(The 3rd edition (2003) is on reserve at the ENGR library. It is also available as an on-line electronic resource through the Purdue library website.)

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