This is an advanced course in Fluid Mechanics. The subject Fluid Mechanics has a wide scope and is of prime importance in several fields of engineering and science. Present course emphasizes the fundamental underlying fluid mechanical principles and application of those principles to solve real life problems. Special attention is given towards deriving all the governing equations starting from the fundamental principle. There is a well balanced coverage of physical concepts, mathematical operations along with examples and exercise problems of practical importance. After completion of the course, the students will have a strong fundamental understanding of the basic principles of Fluid Mechanics and will be able to apply the basic principles to analyze fluid mechanical systems.
Week 1: Brief recapitulation of some preliminary concepts of Fluid Mechanics : Fluid Kinematics
Week 2: Brief recapitulation of some preliminary concepts of Fluid Mechanics: Dynamics of Inviscid Flows and Reynolds Transport Theorem
Week 3: Dynamics of viscous flows - Derivation of Navier-Stokes equation
Week 4: Some exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equation-Steady Flows
Week 5: Some exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equation – Steady Flows (contd) and Practical Applications
Week 6: Some exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equation-Unsteady Flows, Introduction to Turbulence
Week 7: Introduction to turbulence (contd.), Boundary Layer theory
Week 8: Boundary Layer theory (contd.)
Week 9: Boundary Layer theory (contd.), Potential flow and flow past immersed bodies
Week 10:Potential flow and flow past immersed bodies (contd.)
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