10.52 Mechanics of Fluids

Spring 2006

Natural convection in square cavity flowfield.
Natural convection in square cavity flowfield. (Image courtesy of the Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Engineering Division.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of assignments and a list of fluid mechanics films in study materials.

Course Description

This course is an advanced subject in fluid and continuum mechanics. The course content includes kinematics, macroscopic balances for linear and angular momentum, stress tensors, creeping flows and the lubrication approximation, the boundary layer approximation, linear stability theory, and some simple turbulent flows.
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Prof. Kenneth Smith

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session