FLUID MECHANICS, ADVANCED COURSE | MMV025 |

**Aim**

The purposes of this course are to provide extended understanding of technical and fundamental relations and phenomena, and to provide a general survey of problem-solving methods, within the field of basic fluid mechanics.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to define shortly and/or clarify certain basic concepts, phenomena and measurement techniques in fluid mechanics
- have a comprehension of and be able to account for at some detail some basic and more advanced fluid relations
- have a comprehension of the mechanisms of flow resistance and flow-induced forces considering technical aero- and hydrodynamic design

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to assess reliability and accuracy of input data and calculated results
- be able to carry out elementary analysis of laminar and turbulent boundary layers, fluid drag and lift on immersed bodies, one- and two-dimensional compressible flow and one-dimensional open-channel flow
- be able to carry out a detailed fluid analysis of simple and multiple-pipe systems, at stationary, one-phase, incompressible conditions

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to communicate verbally and in writing with the teachers of the course as well as with the students peers, on matters considering basic phenomena and problems in fluid mechanics
- be able to demonstrate written communication skills that are well-structured, learning-oriented and illustrative (group report and other written examination)

**Contents**

History and scope of fluid mechanics; integral relations for a control volume; differential relations for a fluid particle; viscous flow in ducts; measurement techniques; introduction to turbulence; boundary-layer flows; flow around slender and bluff bodies; potential flow; aerodynamic theory; compressible flow; open-channel flow.

**Literature**

White, F. M.: Fluid Mechanics, 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill 2003. ISBN: 0-07-119911-X