2022 Practical Fluid Mechanics

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Minamoto Yuki  Tanahashi Mamoru  Shimura Masayasu  Aoki Takayuki  Xiao Feng 
Class Format
Lecture / Exercise    (Face-to-face)
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon5-8(W241)  
Group
-
Course number
MEC.F211
Credits
2
Academic year
2022
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2022/10/4
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on basic concepts of viscous flow and its applications. Topics include fundamentals of viscous fluid, Navier-Stokes equations, Reynolds number, exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations for parallel flows such as Couette-Poiseuille flow and Hagen-Poiseuille flow, Stokes's approximation, Oseen's approximation, boundary layer, Compressible flows. By combining lectures and exercises, the course enables students to understand and acquire the fundamentals of viscous fluid which are important for developments of real applications in mechanical engineering.

Fluid mechanics is one of the most important basic science in mechanical engineering. Following to ‘Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics’, this lecture focuses on viscous fluids which appears in real worlds. By combining lectures and exercises, the course enables students to understand and acquire the fundamentals of viscous flow.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand and derive governing equations of viscous fluid.
2) Acquire exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations for several parallel flows.
3) Explain basic aspects of boundary layer
4) Explain Stokes's and Oseen's approximations
5) Explain friction and pressure drag forces and lift force.
6) Explain basic aspects of compressible flows

Keywords

Viscous fluid, Navier-Stokes equations, Reynolds number, Parallel flows, Couette-Poiseuille flow, Hagen-Poiseuille flow, Boundary layer, Stokes's approximation, Oseen's approximation, Drad force and Lift force, Compressible flows

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The course is taught in lecture style. Exercise problems will be assigned every 2 or 3 classes. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes. Classes will be conducted live on the 1st and 2nd days (1st to 4th classes), and face-to-face on the other days. In the case of the live type, it may suddenly switch to the on-demand type depending on the live connection situation. The latest information will be communicated and published via T2SCHOLA.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Viscosity, Strain tensor, Rate of deformation (live type) Understand basic concept of viscous fluid and characteristics of strain tensor and rate of deformation
Class 2 Navier-Stokes equations, Couette flow, Reynolds number (live type) Derive Navier-Stokes equations and understand basics of Couette flow and Reynolds number
Class 3 Parallel flow, Couette-Poiseuille flow, Hagen--Poiseuille flow (live type) Understand several parallel flows as exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations
Class 4 Rayleigh's problem and flows induced by oscillating walls (live type) Understand exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations for flows induced by oscillating walls
Class 5 Concept of boundary layer, Prandtl's boundary layer equation (in-person) Understand concept of boundary layer and derive boundary layer equation
Class 6 Blasius solution of boundary layer equation (in-person) Understand Blasius solution of boundary layer equation
Class 7 Numerical solution of boundary layer equation (in-person) Obtain numerical solution of boundary layer equation
Class 8 Momentum-integral equation of boundary layer and separation of boundary layer (in-person) Understand Momentum-integral equation of boundary layer and separation of boundary layer
Class 9 Stokes's approximation (in-person) Understand Stokes's approximation of Navier-Stokes equations
Class 10 Oseen's approximation (in-person) Understand Oseen's approximation of Navier-Stokes equations
Class 11 Drag force and lift force (in-person) Understand drag force and lift force
Class 12 Compressible flow and Mach number (in-person) Understand compressible flows with Mach number
Class 13 Thermodynamic property, isentropic flow (in-person) Understand isentropic compressible flow with thermodynamic properties
Class 14 Supersonic flow and shock wave (in-person) Understand shock waves

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)

M. Hino, Fluid Mechanics, Tokyo: Asakura: ISBN: 4-254-20066-8 C305

Reference books, course materials, etc.

I. Imai, Fluid Mechnaics(first part), Tokyo: Shoukabou ISBN: 4-7853-2314-0

Assessment criteria and methods

30% of test in classes and 70% of final exam will be graded. The final exam will be conducted face-to-face. If face-to-face final exams cannot be held due to the University's measure for COVID-19, submission of report assignments will be substituted for final exams.

Related courses

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics

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

Partial Differential Equations (MEC.B213.A), Vector Analysis (MEC.B214.A), Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (MEC.F201.R)

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