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ME 509 – Intermediate Fluid Mechanics – Fall 2019 Tentative Topic Schedule (updated August 9, 2019)

Week

Lect.

Date

Topic

Introduction: course logistics; continuum vs. statistical approach; definition of a fluid

Fluid Kinematics: streamlines, streaklines, and pathlines; Lagrangian and Eulerian viewpoints; Lagrangian derivative; Reynolds’ Transport Theorem

1 Tu 20 Aug

2 Th 22 Aug

1

2 Tu 27 Aug

4 Th 29 Aug

3

Governing Equations (Integral Approach): conservation of mass

Governing Equations (Integral Approach): conservation of linear momentum

5

3 Tu

3 Sep

Governing Equations (Integral Approach): conservation of linear momentum

 

6 Th

5 Sep

Index Notation

4 Tu 10 Sep

7

Governing Equations (Differential Approach): conservation of mass (continuity equation)

 

8

Th

12 Sep

Quiz 1

 

9

5 Tu

17 Sep

Governing Equations (Differential Approach): conservation of mass, momentum; Newtonian fluid; Navier-Stokes equations

10

Th

19 Sep

Governing Equations (Differential Approach): vorticity; conservation of angular momentum (vorticity transport equation)

6 11

Tu

24 Sep

Governing Equations (Differential Approach): conservation of energy

12

Th

26 Sep

Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equations: Couette flow

7 13

Tu

1 Oct

Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equations: Poiseuille flow

14

Th

3 Oct

Kinematics revisited

8 Tu

8 Oct

Fall Break – no class

15

Th

10 Oct

Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equations: similarity solutions, Stokes and Rayleigh problems

9 16

Tu

15 Oct

Solutions to the Navier-Stokes Equations: similarity solutions, Stokes and Rayleigh problems

17

Th

17 Oct

Nondimensionalization, Reynolds lubrication equation

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ME 509 – Intermediate Fluid Mechanics – Fall 2019 Tentative Topic Schedule (updated August 9, 2019)

Week

Lect.

Date

Topic

10

 

18

Tu

22 Oct

Quiz 2

 
 

19

Th

24 Oct

Reynolds lubrication equation

 

11

20

Tu

29 Oct

Low Reynolds number hydrodynamics: flow around a sphere/cylinder

21

Th

31 Oct

Low Reynolds number hydrodynamics: flow around a sphere/cylinder

12

22

Tu

5 Nov

Low Reynolds number hydrodynamics: flow around a sphere/cylinder; Stokes’ paradox

23

Th

7 Nov

Potential Flows; stream function, potential function; “building block” potential functions

13

24

Tu 12 Nov

Potential Flows: complex potential; superposition; doublet

25

Th 14 Nov

Potential Flows; introduction to boundary layers

14

26

Tu 19 Nov

Boundary Layers: derivation of the boundary layer equations and boundary conditions

27

Th 21 Nov

Boundary Layers: boundary layer thickness definitions; Blasius solution

15

 

28

Tu 26 Nov

Quiz 3

 
 

Th 28 Nov

Thanksgiving Break – no classes

 

16

29

Tu

3 Dec

Boundary Layers: approximate methods; Karman momentum integral equation

30

Th

5 Dec

Micro/Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics; advanced topics

   

31

TBD

Final Exam (Location TBD)

 

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