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APP MTH 3002 - Fluid Mechanics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3810
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: (MATHS 2101 or MATHS 2202) and (MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2201)
Assumed Knowledge: MATHS 2104
Assessment: Ongoing assessment, final exam

Fluid flows are important in many scientific and technological problems including atmospheric and oceanic circulation, energy production by chemical or nuclear combustion in engines and stars, energy utilisation in vehicles, buildings and industrial processes, and biological processes such as the flow of blood. Considerable progress has been made in the mathematical modelling of fluid flows and this has greatly improved our understanding of these problems, but there is still much to discover. This course introduces students to the mathematical description of fluid flows and the solution of some important flow problems. Topics covered are: the mathematical description of fluid flow in terms of Lagrangian and Eulerian coordinates; the derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations from the fundamental physical principles of mass and momentum conservation; use of the stream function, velocity potential and complex potential are introduced to find solutions of the governing equations for inviscid, irrotational flow past bodies and the forces acting on those bodies; analytic and numerical solutions of the Navier-Stokes equation.

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Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3810 Mon 12/03/2018 Sat 31/03/2018 Fri 04/05/2018 Fri 08/06/2018

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13653 LE01 50 20 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
28 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre