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APP MTH 3002 - Fluid Mechanics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 2101 and MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2201 and MATHS 2202
Assumed Knowledge: MATHS 2104
Assessment: Ongoing assessment 30%, final exam 70%

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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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 13/03/2017 Fri 31/03/2017 Fri 05/05/2017 Fri 09/06/2017

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13605 LE01 50 17 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 4pm - 5pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
3 Mar - 7 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
24 Apr - 5 Jun Monday 4pm - 5pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 9 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre