Feb 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ME 411 - Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course focuses on differential relations for treating fluid flow problems. The theory developed will allow students to pursue advanced practice in fluid dynamics (e.g. computational fluid dynamics). In addition to differential relations and potential flow theory, this course covers dimensional analysis/similitude, and external flow. The Navier-Stokes equations are applied to fluid mechanics problems both analytically and numerically. (prereq: ME 3104 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Characterize potential flow fields
  • Analyze certain types of flows using Navier-Stokes equations
  • Use numerical analysis to solve potential flow problems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Introductory fluid mechanics
  • Vector calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Partial derivatives

Course Topics
  • Differential analysis of fluid flow
  • Fluid element kinematics
  • Differential forms of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy equations
  • Potential flow
  • Stress-deformation relationships for viscous flow
  • The Navier-Stokes equations

Dr. Subha Kumpaty

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