Module Identifier | MX35610 | ||

Module Title | HYDRODYNAMICS 1 | ||

Academic Year | 2001/2002 | ||

Co-ordinator | Professor Kenneth Walters | ||

Semester | Semester 2 | ||

Other staff | Dr David Binding | ||

Pre-Requisite | MX34610 | ||

Mutually Exclusive | MA25610 | ||

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

A R Patterson. (1983)

D E Rutherford. (1966)

A S Ramsey. (1960)