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ENGS 151 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Description

Applications of fluid mechanics to natural flows of water and air in environmentally relevant systems. The course begins with a review of fundamental fluid physics with emphasis on mass, momentum, and energy conservation. These concepts are then utilized to study processes that naturally occur in air and water, such as boundary layers, waves, instabilities, turbulence, mixing, convection, plumes, and stratification. The knowledge of these processes is then sequentially applied to the following environmental fluid systems: rivers and streams, wetlands, lakes and reservoirs, estuaries, the coastal ocean, smokestack plumes, urban airsheds, the lower atmospheric boundary layer, and the troposphere. Interactions between air and water systems are also studied in context, e.g., sea breeze in the context of the lower atmospheric boundary layer.

Prerequisites

ENGS 25, ENGS 34, and ENGS 37, or equivalent

Offered

Term
Time
Location / Method
Instructor(s)
Term: Spring 2023
Time: K
Location:
Instructors:

Benoit Cushman-Roisin


Term: Spring 2022
Time: 2A
Location:
Instructors:

Benoit Cushman-Roisin


Term: Spring 2021
Time: K
Location:

Remote with synchronous components

Instructors:

Benoit Cushman-Roisin