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Fluid Dynamics MSK560

The course gives an advanced mathematical description and analysis of fluid flow. The main emphasis will be on analytical solution methods.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Learning outcome
The student shall have knowledge of the physics and the mathematical formalism for the description of fluids in order to be able to read and understand the technical literature in the field, and shall be able to make simple calculations of velocity, pressure, temperature and shear stress for incompressible viscous flow. Furthermore, the student shall have knowledge of important phenomena of advanced fluid dynamics, like flow regimes, boundary layers, instabilities and the transition to turbulent flow as well as basic CFD.
Mathematical description of fluid motion, Navier-Stoke's and energy equations and their solutions, flow regimes: Stokes' flow and potential flow. Lift and drag. Laminar boundary layers. Flow separation and attachment, Instability and the transition to turbulent flow. Turbulent boundary layers. Short introduction to CFD.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, MAT300 Vector Analysis
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 3 Hours A - F Compilation of mathematical formulae (Rottmann)

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus
Course coordinator: Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
Four hours of lectures/problem solving weekly. Language of teaching and exam is English.
Open for
Engineering Structures and Materials - Master's Degree Programme Marine- and Offshore Technology - Master's Degree Programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
Through evaluation form and/or discussion according to current regulations.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Fluid dynamics (MPT130) 4
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