# Hydrodynamics

Course Code : | 1001WETHYD |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2017-2018 |

Semester: | 2nd semester |

Sequentiality: | Credit for Mathematical methods for physics I, II & III, Gen. physics I & II, Exp. physics I, Computer practicum, Intro. to analytical mechanics, Intro. to Chemistry, Introduction field theory OR enrolled in the master chemistry. |

Contact hours: | 15 |

Credits: | 3 |

Study load (hours): | 84 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 2nd semester |

Lecturer(s) | Bart Partoens |

### 1. Prerequisites *

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

Classical mechanics

Calculus

### 2. Learning outcomes *

- To be able to derive the basic fluid dynamics equations
- To understand in which case certain approximations are justified: compressible versus non-compressible flow, and viscous versus non-viscous flow
- To be able to solve simple problems exactly.
- To have insight in some widespread misconceptions regarding Bernouilli's law.

### 3. Course contents *

In fluid dynamics one studies the transport of liquids and gases. The flow of a fluid is described by a set of partial differential equations that express conservation of mass, momentum and energy. They are called the Navier-Stokes equations for viscous flow, and the Euler equations for non-viscous flow. The solution of these equations allows us to understand and predict the flow of a fluid. Fluid dynamics has important and diverse applications: from the design of airplanes to the simulations of the flow of air in the lungs. This course deals with the basic concepts of fluid dynamics: derivation of the basic equations, vorticity, turbulence, ... Also an introduction to computational fluid dynamics will be given.

### 4 International dimension*

### 5. Teaching method and planned learning activities

### 6. Assessment method and criteria

### 7. Study material *

#### 7.1 Required reading

Slides and book are available on Blackboard.

**7.2 Optional reading**

The following study material can be studied voluntarily :* “Fundamentals of aerodynamics”, J. D. Anderson Jr., McGraw Hill.

* “Fluid mechanics”, L. D. Landau en E. M. Lifshitz.

* “Principles of fluid mechanics”, A. Alexandrou, Prentice Hall, 2001.

* “Computational fluid dynamics”, J. D. Anderson, Mc Graw Hill, 1995.

### 8. Contact information *

U316 Campus Groenenborger

bart.partoens@uantwerpen.be

03 265 36 63