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MTF061 - Fluid mechanics, advanced course
Owner: TMASA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0198 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   25 Oct 2006 pm M,  22 Aug 2007 pm V

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TMASA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Energy technology, Year 4 (elective)


Professor  Lennart Löfdahl


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The course is started by the derivation of Navier-Stokes equations from the perspective of Continuum Mechanics. In connection to this, some analytical solutions of the governing equations are studied, with a special emphasis put on oscillating flows.
The concept of vorticity dynamics is introduced and applied on both inviscous and viscous flows. The theorems of Kelvin and Helmholz are discussed and used. Basic instability analysis is presented and the phenomena of transition is discussed. For this area, a classic approach is used in order to form the base for later introduction of modern theories.
The third part of the course is devoted to turbulence. Basic turbulence concepts are presented like the Reynolds decomposition, correlation functions and spectral analysis. The Reynolds transport equations are derived, and based on these, the kinetic energy budget is discussed. The equilibrium hypothesis of Kolmogorov is presented and the basic physical ideas behind simple turbulence models are presented. Some common models used in commercially available codes are also discussed briefly.
From the view point of the governing equations some fundamental aero acoustics is introduced as well.
In many significant parts of the course Cartesian tensor calculus is needed, and hence a short descripof this technique is given in the beginning of the course together with some useful mathematcs..


Panton, R.: Incompressible Flow, ( John Wiley and Sons)
ISBN 0-471-85505-7.


Oral examination at the end of the course

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