ME 630

Advanced Fluid Dynanics


William W. Liou, Ph.D.   

CEAS F238                 

(269) 276-3430                          



Class Schedule

Lecture: MW 4:00-6:30PM, CEAS C0141

Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:00PM


Syllabus -  Summer I 2004







Course Description

This course introduces the fundamental elements of fluid dynamics.  The basic vector calculus and index notation will be reviewed.  The governing Navier-Stokes equations will be introduced.  Incompressible as well as compressible flows will be described.  Some exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equation will be analyzed.  The effects of fluid viscosity, flow instability will be introduced. 



Incompressible Flow, by R. Panton, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996, ISBN 0-471-59358-3



An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics, by G.K. Batchelor, Cambridge University Press, London, 1967.



Test #1 (May 17, 2004):       30%

Test #2 (June 7, 2004):         30%                               

Final Exam (June 21, 2004):40%


Tentative List of Subjects

1.Vector calculus and index notation, 2.Kinematics of local fluid motion, 3.Basics laws, 4.Navier-Stokes equations, 5.Inviscid flows, 6.Viscous flows, and 7.Stability, transition, and turbulence.



(1)     No make-up exams will be given for reasons other than documented medical emergencies.  In any case, the students must inform the instructor prior to the test.  The points for that test will be added to the final exam. If a student misses more than one test, the other test will be graded as zero.

(2)     You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate Catalog (pp.268-270) that pertain to Academic Integrity.  These policies include cheating, fabricating, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse.  If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s).  If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.

(3)     In class, beepers and cell phones alike should be turned off. Non-class-related uses of any PC platforms are discouraged.