Fluid Mechanics
for Master Students

Vector field

A one-semester course for Master students in the Chemical and Energy Engineering program at the University Otto von Guericke of Magdeburg

last updated July 2, 2019
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1 Basic flow quantities

Fundamental concepts required to dive into fluid mechanics
Concept of a fluid; Purpose of fluid mechanics; Important concepts in mechanics; Properties of fluids; Forces on fluids; Basic flow quantities; Four balance equations; Classification of fluid flows; Limits of fluid mechanics.

2 Analysis of existing flows (1D)

Analyze existing flows, and quantify the forces and moments associated with them
One-dimensional flow problems; Balance of mass; Balance of momentum; Balance of energy; The Bernoulli equation

3 Analysis of existing flows (3D)

Analyze existing flows, and quantify the forces and moments associated with them
Three-dimensional flow problems; The Reynolds transport theorem; Balance of mass; Balance of momentum; Balance of angular momentum; Balance of energy; Limits of integral analysis.

4 Effects of pressure

Understand the concept of pressure, and quantify pressure-induced forces on walls for simple cases
Pressure forces on walls; Pressure fields in fluids; Special case: pressure in static fluids

5 Effects of shear

Understand the concept of shear, and quantify shear-induced forces on walls for simple cases
Shear forces on walls; Shear fields in fluids; Special case: shear in simple laminar flows.

6 Prediction of fluid flows

Predict fluid flow in the most general terms possible, and understand the nature of CFD
Eulerian description of fluid flow; Equations for all flows; Equations for incompressible flows (balance of mass, balance of momentum); CFD: the Navier-Stokes equations in practice.

7 Pipe flows

Understand pipe flows, and quantify key parameters in pipe installations
Friction-less flow in pipes; Quantifying losses in pipes; Laminar flow in pipes; Turbulent flow in pipes.

8 Dealing with turbulence

Identify turbulence and its effects, quantify its basic properties
Recognizing turbulence, The effects of turbulence, Quantifying turbulence, Computing turbulence, Commented bibliography

9 Engineering models

Scale flows and measurements up and down to facilitate observation
Comparing influcences: the weighted momentum balance; Making models; Comparing results: force and power coefficients.

10 Flow near walls

Understand when flows follow walls, and quantify shear on walls when they do
The boundary layer concept; The laminar boundary layer; Transition; The turbulent boundary layer; Separation.

11 Large- and small-scale flows

Model flows at two extreme ends of the size spectrum
Flow at large scales; Plotting velocity with functions; Flow at very small scales.

Past examinations

The next exam will take place on July 11, 2019. Examination template Lecture slides for exam rules 2019
 
Archived exam — 2018-07-12 correction Chapters 1 to 9
Archived exam — 2017-07-13 correction Chapters 1 to 9
Archived exam — 2017-02-01 correction Chapters 1 to 9
Archived exam — 2016-07-14 correction Chapters 1 to 9
Archived exam — 2016-05-05 correction Chapters 1 to 8
Archived exam — 2016-02-03 correction Chapters 1 to 9
Archived exam — 2015-07-16 correction Chapters 1 to 9
Archived exam — 2015-05-29 correction Chapters 1 to 8
Archived exam — 2015-03-27 correction Chapters 1 to 8