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Course Code :1001WETHYD
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2020-2021
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
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Bart Partoens

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.