Module Identifier | MA34310 | ||

Module Title | VISCOUS FLOW AND RHEOLOGY 1 | ||

Academic Year | 2000/2001 | ||

Co-ordinator | Professor K Walters | ||

Semester | Semester 1 | ||

Pre-Requisite | MA25010 or MA34610 | ||

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

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

Assessment | Exam | 2 hour written examination | 100% |

Resit assessment | 2 hour written examination | 100% |

**General description**

This module provides an introduction to Newtonian Fluid mechanics.

**Aims**

To introduce the basic concepts of solid and fluid mechanics and to set up the governing equations for a Newtonian viscous fluid. To provide a number of exact solutions of these governing equations.

**Learning outcomes**

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

- describe the fundamental concepts of continuum mechanics and, in particular, explain the difference between solids and liquids.
- make use of a tensorial framework, and explain its advantages.
- derive the governing equations for a Newtonian viscous fluid and solve them exactly for some simple flows.

**Syllabus**

1. INTRODUCTION TO CONTINUUM MECHANICS: Including the distinction between Solids and Fluids.

2. DERIVATION OF THE NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS FOR NEWTONIAN VISCOUS FLUIDS: Like water and air.

3. SOLUTION OF FLOW PROBLEMS AND APPLICATIONS TO THE SCIENCE OF FLIGHT.

**Reading Lists**

**Books**
**** Supplementary Text**

D E Rutherford.
*Fluid Dynamics*. Oliver & Boyd

O G Sutton.
*The Mastery of the Air*. Basic Books Inc