Spring 2020 - MATH 462 D100

Fluid Dynamics (3)

Class Number: 3741

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    WMC 2830, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 5006, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    one of MATH 314, MATH 418, PHYS 384. An alternative to the above prerequisite is both of MATH 251 and MATH 310, both with grades of at least B+.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Incompressible fluid flow phenomena: kinematics and equations of motion, viscous flow and boundary layer theory, potential flow, water waves. Aerodynamics. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

1. Kinetics and dynamics:

Streamlines, particle paths, stream functions
Velocity field, local analysis of fluid motion
Conservation of mass and momentum, Euler’s equations
Bernoulli’s principle
Rotation and vorticity

2. Inviscid flows:
 
Planar potential flow and complex variable theory
Aerodynamic lift and drag
Vorticity dynamics
Waves
 
3. Viscosity
 
Shear stresses, Cauchy stress tensor, rate of strain
Navier-Stokes equations
Flows in simplified geometries: shear flow, Couette flow, Poiseuille flow
Dynamic similarity and the Reynolds number
 
4. Viscous flows (as time permits):
 
Boundary layer theory
Low Reynolds number flow: Stokes flow and lubrication theory

Grading

  • Weekly Assignments (equally weighted) 40%
  • Active Participation in Class and Canvas Discussions
  • Midterm 25%
  • Final Exam 35%

NOTES:

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION. 
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks. 
Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Elementary Fluid Dynamics
D.J. Acheson
OUPTO; 1990
ISBN: 9780198596790

RECOMMENDED READING:

Introduction to the Physics of Fluids and Solids
James S. Trefil
Dover; 2010

ISBN: 9780486474373

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