PEP 550 Fluid Mechanics

Description of principle flow phenomena: pipe and channel flows, laminar flow, transition, and turbulence; flow past an object-boundary layer, wake, separation, vortices, and drag; convection in horizontal layers-conduction, convection, and transition from periodic to chaotic behavior. Equations of motion; dynamical scaling; simple viscous flows; inviscid flow; boundary layers, drag, and lift; thermal flows; flow in rotating fluids; hydro-dynamic stability; and transitions to turbulence.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Department of Physics