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Advanced Concepts in Fluid Mechanics

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

This is a course which deals with advanced concepts 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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG & PG students of Metallurgy, Nano Science & Nanotechnology, Chemical Engg, Chemistry, Electronics, Electrical, Physics, and Material Science etc. R&D personnel in industries
PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of Engineering Mathematics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Oil Companies (IOCL, SHELL, BPCL and others), Automobile and Aviation companies (GE, AIRBUS, TATA Motors and others)

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Essential Mathematical Foundations
Week 2: Kinematics of Fluid Flows
Week 3: Dynamics of Inviscid Flows
Week 4: Potential Flows
Week 5: Integral forms of Conservation Equations: Reynolds Transport Theorem
Week 6: Dynamics of Viscous Flows: Derivation of Navier-Stokes Equation
Week 7: Exact Solutions of Navier-Stokes Equations for Fully Developed Laminar Flows and some Unsteady Flows
Week 8: Laminar Boundary Layers
Week 9: Instability; Introduction to Turbulence
Week 10: Turbulence (contd.); Fluid flow about Immersed bodies
Week 11: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Week 12: Creeping Flows; Microscale Fluid Flows

Taught by

Prof. Suman Chakraborty & Prof. Aditya Bandopadhyay

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