Fluid dynamics I
Fall 2005
Professor Stephen Childress.
Monday, 1:25-3:15pm in Room 613 WWH
Office Hours: TBA.
This course will discuss basic fluid
dynamics, both physical and theoretical aspects. The Fall and Spring
semesters will roughly divide into
fundamentals of incompressible flow, and compressible flow,
respectively. To download the preliminary announcment for both
semesters: get the pdf file.
Materials and Content
Tentative syllabus
Note: Click on a lecture to get topics and reading assignments. The
reading in Milne Thomson is for the older 3rd edition, on
reserve in the CIMS library. Also on reserve is the 5th edition. The
page changes between editions are indicated here.
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1: Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of a
fluid.
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2:Conservation of mass and momentum.
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3: Dynamics of an inviscid fluid.
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4: Euler flows and vorticity.
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5: Vorticity II.
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6: Potential flow.
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7: Lift in two dimensions.
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8: Joukowski airfoils, lifting-line theory of the 3D wing,
virtual mass.
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9: Navier-Stokes equations. The stress tensor. Elementary
solutions
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10:Low Reynolds number flow.
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11:HighReynolds number flow: boundary layers. NOTE: This class
will meet beginning 2:30 on Wednesday Nov. 23 in 613 WWH.
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12: The boundary layer II. Derivation of scaling of lower
deck in the triple deck theory. Get pdf.
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13: Turbulence
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14: Flapping flight