The movie is best seen after lecture 9, which I hope we can do on Friday, you can find it at: http://web.mit.edu/fluids/www/Shapiro/ncfmf.html

Week |
Topic |
Reading: Kundu and Cohen |
Hmwk due |

1 |
Introduction, Fluid
statics |
Ch. 1 |
3 Oct |

2 |
Flow field description, Material
derivatives, Global conservation equations |
Ch. 3 and 5 |
8 Oct |

3 |
Local conservation equations |
Ch. 4 |
15 Oct solution |

4 |
Similarity, laminar pipe flow |
Ch. 8 and 9 |
22 Oct solution |

5 |
Reynolds stresses, turbulent
pipe flow |
Ch. 13 |
31 Oct solution |

6 |
Wind-driven flow in a closed
basin |
Mathieu paper |
9 Nov solution |

7 |
Bernouilli's equation, potential
flow |
Ch. 6 |
19 Nov solution |

8 |
Vorticity and the vorticity
equation |
notes |
26 Nov solution |

9 |
High Reynolds no. viscous flow |
Ch 10 |
5 Dec solution |

10 |
Free shear flows |
Ch. 10 |
Final Review |

Mid-term will take place in class, on Oct 26th and on the last day.

Final will be as scheduled, 11 Dec.

Main Text (different from last year): Kundu and Cohen, Fluid Mechanics, 3rd ed. Elsevier

Copies of the text, and a large collection of supplementary reading is on the reserve shelf for this class in the SIO library.

Alternate very good texts are:

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (Munson, Young and Okiishi) (beginner level)

Fluid Flow (Sabersky, Acosta, etc...)

There are a very instructive series of movies at:

http://web.mit.edu/fluids/www/Shapiro/ncfmf.html

Other useful web resources: Wikipedia, Wolfram