MANE 6520 - Fluid Mechanics

An introductory graduate course in fluid mechanics. Topics include: continuum hypothesis; perfect gas and departures from perfect gas; vectors and tensors; conservation laws for a continuum: mass momentum and energy; constitutive theory for fluids; viscosity and molecular transport; compressible Navier-Stokes equations; kinematics of the flow field: vorticity, streamlines; incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and their applications: Poiseuille flow, low Reynolds number flows, flows at large Reynolds number, boundary layers, external flows: flow stability and introduction to the theory of turbulence.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MATH 2010 Multivariable Calculus and Matrix Algebra and MANE 4800 Boundary Layers and Heat Transfer or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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