2021 Advanced Fluid Mechanics

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yoshida Kazuhiro  Kikura Hiroshige  Kondo Masatoshi  Tanahashi Mamoru  Onishi Ryo 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr1-2(W641)  
Group
-
Course number
MEC.F331
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2021/9/21
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course introduces the concepts of not only turbulent flows but also multi-phase flows, electromagnetic fluids, and functional fluids, whose flows are not single-phase Newtonian fluid flows without external forces and cannot be dealt with the standard fluid mechanics, and covers the fundamentals to utilize them in the wide engineering fields.
Most of the flows are in a turbulent flows and the nature of the flow differs greatly depending on whether it is in a laminar flow state or a turbulent flow state. For example, the pressure loss of the flow in the pipe also differs greatly.
Generally, fluid flows are not only single-phase Newtonian fluid flows without external forces which can be dealt with the standard fluid mechanics, but also complex flows such as functional fluids, multi-phase flows and electromagnetic fluids, and engineers are required to have the knowledge to solve many kinds of engineering problems. This course focuses on the functional fluids, multi-phase flows and electromagnetic flows and covers the knowledge from the fundamentals to the application.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the concept, characteristics and application of turbulent flows.
2) Explain the concept, characteristics and application of multi-phase flows.
3) Explain the concept, characteristics and application of electromagnetic fluids.
4) Explain the concept, characteristics and application of functional fluids.

Keywords

Fluid mechanics, turbulent flows, multi-phase flows, electromagnetic fluids, functional fluids

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In each class, concepts, characteristics and application of turbulent flows, multi-phase flows, electromagnetic fluids and functional fluids, are introduced.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Fundamental of turbulent flow phenomena Understand the turbulent flow phenomena
Class 2 Application of turbulent flows Understand the application of turbulent flows
Class 3 Fundamentals of electromagnetic fluids Understand the fundamentals of electromagnetic fluids
Class 4 Application of electromagnetic fluids Understand the application of electromagnetic fluids
Class 5 Gas-liquid two-phase flows and boiling two-phase flows Understand the gas-liquid two-phase flows and the boiling two-phase flows
Class 6 Vapor flows, condensation flows and application of multi-phase flows Understand the vapor flows, condensation flows and application of multi-phase flows
Class 7 Non-Newtonian fluids and functional fluids (electro-rheological fluids, magneto-rheological fluids, etc.) Understand the non-Newtonian fluids and the functional fluids

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Non required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' basic knowledge of turbulent flows, multi-phase flows, electromagnetic fluids and functional fluids will be assessed. Exercise 50%, report 50%.

Related courses

  • MEC.F201 : Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
  • MEC.F211 : Practical Fluid Mechanics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have basic knowledge of fluid mechanics.

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