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Fluid Dynamics



By Prof. Jean-Marc FOUCAUT

The aim of the course is to create a deeper and a wider knowledge of fundamental fluid mechanics. Emphasis is put on the governing equations, instability, transition. A red line through the course is the interpretations of flow phenomena in context based on the governing equations.

Introduction on Continuous medium, Stress tensor, characteristics of fluid at rest and in motion are first given. Then, statics, kinematics and dynamics of fluids are looked at. Ideal and viscous fluid, compressibility are detailed together with similarity theory. Finally, the laminar boundary layer is looked at, together with stability and transition.