Module Identifier | MA25610 | ||

Module Title | HYDRODYNAMICS 1 | ||

Academic Year | 2000/2001 | ||

Co-ordinator | Professor K Walters | ||

Semester | Semester 2 | ||

Other staff | Dr D M Binding | ||

Pre-Requisite | MA24610 | ||

Mutually Exclusive | MX35610 | ||

Course delivery | Lecture | 19 x 1hour lectures | |

Seminars / Tutorials | 3 x 1hour example classes | ||

Assessment | Exam | 2 Hours (written examination) | 100% |

Resit assessment | 2 Hours (written examination) | 100% |

**General description**

This module introduces and develops the basic concepts of Classical Hydrodynamics and provides a framework for a modern appreciation of Fliud Mechanics.

**Aims**

To provide the basic framework for a modern appreciation of Fluid Dynamics. To introduce the basic concepts of Classical Hydrodynamics. To explain how mathematical modelling of fluid motion can help in the understanding of certain real world phenomena such as metereology and aerodynamics.

**Learning outcomes**

On completion of this module, a student should be able to:

- derive the equations of an ideal fluid;
- explain the notions of local and convected rates of change;
- explain the Principle of Conservation of Mass for a continuous fluid, derive its mathematical formulation and apply it to particular situations.

**Syllabus**

1. Basic concepts.

2. Eulerian and Lagrangian referee systems.

3. Primitive concepts -- acceleration, pressure, density velocity.

4. Basic equations of fluid motion.

5. Foundations of classical hydrodynamics.

**Reading Lists**

**Books**
**** Recommended Text**

A R Patterson.
*A first course in fluid dynamics*. Cambridge

D E Rutherford.
*Fluid Dynamics*. Oliver and Boyd
**** Supplementary Text**

A S Ramsey.
*A Treatise on Hydromechanics Part II: Hydrodynamics*. Cambridge