Syllabus & Schedule - Spring 2013

Instructor

Benoit Cushman-Roisin
134 Cummings Hall
Telephone: 1-603-646-3248
Email: Benoit.Cushman.Roisin@dartmouth.edu

Teaching Assistant

Nick Wimer

Course description

Following a review of the basic equations of fluid mechanics, the subjects of potential flow, viscous flows, boundary layer theory, turbulence, compressible flows, and wave propagation are considered at the intermediate level. The course also includes sections on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Biofluid Mechanics. Applications are directed to engineering, geophysics, and beyond to biology. The course provides a basis for subsequent more specialized studies at an advanced level.

Prerequisites: ENGS-34 (Fluid Dynamics) or PHYS-44 (Mechanics), or permission of the instructor.

Web address

http://thayer.dartmouth.edu/~d30345d/courses/engs150.html

Textbook (suggested)

Fluid Mechanics
by Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen & David R. Dowling
5th edition
Academic Press © 2012

Course Objectives

Course Format

Project

Students will group themselves in teams of 3 to 4 students (preferably 3), and each team will conduct a term-long project under the supervision of the TA and professor. Students decide on the nature of their project but need to obtain approval from the professor, based on the following criteria.

The project must involve a laboratory experiment, an outdoor investigation, or a computational simulation. Examples of acceptable projects are:

Each project will culminate in the writing of a 15-to-20 page report stating the problem, describing the method of solution, and concluding with a discussion. In addition, each team will deliver a 20-minute oral presentation summarizing the project at the end of the term.

Grading

Academic Honor Code

As always, students are expected to observe all aspects of the Academic Honor Principle in effect at Dartmouth College. In this course, collaboration is allowed during homework preparation, although students have to turn in their individual answers. No collaboration whatsoever is allowed during the mid-term and final examinations. During those assignments, questions may only be directed to the instructor or TA.

Dartmouth College policy requires that any apparent violation of the Honor Code be reported to the Committee on Standards. The professor does not have another choice, regardless of how he/she may feel.

Note on laptop use in class

Use of laptop computers is forbidden during class. The only granted exception is to students with documented writing disabilities who need a computer for note taking.

Note to students with disabilities

Students with any type of disability are encouraged to contact the instructor to discuss their needs and what accommodations are necessary. Such contact should be made at the beginning of the term or, in the case of a new condition, as soon as it occurs.

Scheduling

Week of Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
25 March Introduction,
Variables,
Continuity
- Strain,
Vorticity,
Stress
- Momentum
and energy
budgets
1 April Vorticity - Circulation theorems - Bernoulli;
Irrotational
flows
8 April Capillary
& gravity
waves
- Group velocity Experiments with
vacuum cleaner
Ship wakes
15 April No Class
(Professor away)
- Viscous
flows
Lubrication theory Boundary
layers
(part 1)
22 April Boundary
layers
(part 2)
- No class
(Day of
solidarity)
Aerodynamics of
sports balls
Homogeneous
turbulence
29 April Shear
turbulence
Mid-term exam assigned
(at 10am)
Turbulent
jets
Mid-term exam due
(at 5pm)
Convective
turbulence
6 May Airfoil theory - Utilization of
the lift force
- Brenden Epps
Propulsion
of fish
13 May Compressible
flows
(part 1)
- Compressible
flows
(part 2)
- Oleg Batishchev
Rockets
20 May CFD-1:
Introduction
& Finite Differences
- CFD-2:
Finite Elements
Lattice-Boltzmann
- Biofluids-1:
Vascular
system
27 May Memorial Day
College Holiday
- Biofluids-2:
Pulmonary
system
Student project presentations Final exam assigned
(at 10am)
3 June Final exam due
(at 5pm)
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