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ME-881 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Campus PNEC
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Course Code ME-881
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives Enhanced understanding of fluid mechanics, including the equations of motion in differential form, and turbulence focusing on:
  • Detailed understanding of RTT and differential equations for conservation of mass, momentum and energy
  • Non- dimensionlisationof the governing equations, and from these extract the dimensionless parameters that determine the flow field.
  • Approximate and exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations
  • Derive the boundary layer equations and show how to obtain exact and approximate integral solutions.
Detail Content
  • Langragian and Eulerian decommention, Velocity and stress field, Fluid statics, Fluid Kinematics.
  • Reynolds transport theorem, Integral and differential forms of governing equations: mass, momentum and energy conservation equations, Navier-Stokes equations, Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s Equation.
  • Exact solutions of Navier-Stokes Equations ;Couette flows, Poiseuille flows, Fully developed flows in non-circular cross-sections, Unsteady flows, Creeping flows.
  • Potential Flows ; Revisit of fluid kinematics, Stream and Velocity potential function, Circulation, Irrotational vortex, Basic plane potential flows: Uniform stream; Source and Sink; Vortex flow, Doublet, Superposition of basic plane potential flows, Flow past a circular cylinder, Magnus effect; Kutta-Joukowski lift theorem; Concept of lift and drag.
  • Laminar Boundary Layers ; Boundary layer equations, Boundary layer thickness, Boundary layer on a flat plate, similarity solutions, Integral form of boundary layer equations, Approximate Methods, Flow separation, Entry flow into a duct.
  • Turbulent Flow; Introduction, Fluctuations and time-averaging, General equations of turbulent flow, Turbulent boundary layer equation, Flat plate turbulent boundary layer, Turbulent pipe flow, Prandtl mixing hypothesis, Turbulence modeling, Free turbulent flows.
Text/Ref Books
  • Cengel, Y. A. and Cimbala, J. M.: "Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications", McGraw Hill
  • Fox W. Robert, McDonald T. Alan, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
  • Frank M. White, Fluid Mechanics, Tata McGraw-Hill, Singapore, Sixth Edition, 2008.
  • Frank M. White, Viscous Fluid Flow, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Series of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.
  • John D. Anderson Jr, Modern Compressible Flow with Historical Perspective, McGraw-Hill, 1990.
  • John D. Anderson Jr., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGrawHill, 2005.
  • Panton R.L., Incompressible Flow, John Wiley and Sons, 2005.
  • Schlichting H., Boundary Layer Theory, Springer Verlag, 2000.
  • Batchelor G.K, An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 1983
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Shafiq Ur Rehman Qureshi
PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Specialization: Computational Fluid Dynamics