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Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

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.
INTENDED AUDIENCE:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Atmospheric and Ocean Engineering
  • Physics
PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of Mathematics and Fluid MechanicsINDUSTRY SUPPORT:
  • Oil Companies (IOCL, SHELL, BPCL and others)
  • Automobile and Aviation companies (GE, AIRBUS
  • TATA Motors and others)


Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

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 TheoremWeek 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.)
Week 11:Compressible flows
Week 12: Compressible flows (contd.)

Taught by

Suman Chakraborty

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