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Fluid mechanics

Teaching semester

Autumn

Objectives and Content

Flow of ideal and real fluids, boundary layers, stability and waves, effect of stratification, rotation and compressibility, and some topics of geophysical hydrodynamics.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Derive the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations from physical principles.
  • Explain the qualitative difference between non-viscous and viscous flow.
  • Discuss the effect of boundary conditions, and the formation of boundary layers.
  • Explain dispersion and propagation for surface waves.
  • Give and account for different exact solutions for Poiseuille flow and in potential theory.
  • Distinguishing between different types of instabilities.

Required Previous Knowledge

 None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT252 Continuum Mechanics

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Excercises

Forms of Assessment

Written exam. It may be oral examination if less than 20 students attend the course.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Contact

Contact Information

advice@math.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.11.2018
  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    04.12.2018, 09:00
    Duration
    5 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    20.11.2018