Introduction to fluid dynamics - BGU Physics Department
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Introduction to fluid dynamics for Physics Students




Syllabus

Ideal Fluids (Equation of continuity, Euler's equation, Hydrostatics, Bernouli's equation, momentum and energy fluxes, circulation, potential flow, incompressible flow waves in fluids); Viscous fluids (Equations of motion, energy dissipation, flow in a pipe, small Reynolds numbers, laminar wake, damping waves); Navier-Stokes equations; Turbulence (Steady flow, rotary flow, instabilities of flows, fully developed turbulence); Boundary layers (Laminar layer, line of separation, turbulent boundary layer, drag); Heat transfer in fluids; Sound waves; Shock waves (Discontinuities, shock adiabatic, weak shocks); One-dimensional gas flow; Nonlinear equations for waves in fluids; basic notion if chaos in fluids. Sources: L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz: Fluid Mechanics, 2nd edition (Butterworth-Henemann, Oxford, 1987) QA901.L283 1987 D. J. Tritton, Physical Fluid Dynamics, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 1988) QC151,T74 1988 D. J. Acheson, Elementary Fluid Dynamics (Oxford University Press, 1990) TA357.A276 1990 V. I Karpman, Non-linear Waves in Dispersive Media (Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1974) QA927.K27 1974 G. Gord?che and P. Mannville, Hydrodynamics and Nonlinear Instabilities, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) QC151.H93 1996 .

Bibliography

Landau L.D. and Lifshitz E.M.: Fluid Mechanics, 2nd ed. Pergamon, Oxford 1982; QA 901.L2813 1987 2. Tritton D.J.: Physical Fluid Mechanics, 2nd ed. Clrendon Press, Oxford, 1988; QC 151.T74 1988 3. Kreuzer H.J.: Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1981; QC 311.5K73.

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