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Recommended book: Incompressible Flow, by R.L. Panton, 4th ed. John Wiley (2013)


Instructor : Goodarz Ahmadi (CAMP 267, 268-2322) 
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. 


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Prerequisites: Graduate Standing 



Course Learning Objectives

  1. To provide a fundamental understanding of fluid flows in laminar regime.
  2. To provide a fundamental understanding of boundary layer flow.
  3. To familiarize the students with the computational modeling of fluid flows. 
  4. To familiarize the students with the industrial applications of fluid flows..

Course Learning Outcomes


Objective 1:

  • Students will be able to formulate and solve fluid flows in thelaminar regime.

Objective 2:

  • Students will be able to use perturbation and asymptotic methods and analyze boundary layer flows.

Objective 3:

  • Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computational fluid mechanics.
  • Students will demonstrate using the ANSYS-FLUENT Code for solving laminar flows.
  • Students will demonstrate using a CFD code for solving turbulent flows..

Objective 4:

  • Students will understand the concept of stability of fluid motion.
  • Students will understand the basics of turbulent flows.
  • Students will understand the industrial application of fluid flows.


Course Outline






Evaluation Methods

  • Homework 10% 
  • Exam-1   25%     October 27 , CAMP 178, 3:00-4:20 pm
  • Final Exam  35%    Final Exam Week 
  • Projects    30% 


Course Description

  ME527 Advanced Fluid Mechanics R-3, C-3. 
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. 

Review of engineering mathematics, kinematics of fluid motion, conservation laws, continuity and momentum equations, Navier-Stokes equation, viscous flow theory, simple flows, and low Reynolds number flows. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics. Asymptotic methods, perturbation methods, singular perturbation andmatched asymptotic expansion. Bounary layer theory, similarity solutions and integral approach. Review of instability of viscous flows. Origin of turbulence. Phenomenological theories of turbulence. Reynolds' equation, energy and vorticity transport in turbulence. Introduction to turbulence modeling. The k-e and stress transport models. 



Exam & Homework Policies


Exam Policy


Exams will be open book.


Homework Policy


Homework will be collected as assigned.  Homework will be graded and returned to the students. 



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