Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Nov 19, 2018  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEP 4340 - Fluid and Continuum Mechanics

Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: AEP 3330  and AEP 3550  or equivalent.


Topics: Introduction to fluid mechanics; elementary viscous flows, including Poiseuille and Couette flows; waves, including hydraulic jumps, bores,  and shock waves; classical aerofoil theory, including the Blasius and Kutta-Joukowski Lift  theorems; vortex motion, including von Kármán vortex streets; conservation properties of the Navier-Stokes equation; very viscous flows, including Stokes drag on a sphere; boundary layers; instabilities; and miscellaneous topics as time and taste permit, such as turbulence, chaos, and magnetohydrodynamics.  At the level of Elementary Fluid Dynamics by Acheson.

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