Stanford University
Instructor:
Harvey S. H. Lam,
lam@princeton.edu,
visiting professor
Room and time: 530/127, Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00AM12:15 PM
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday,
10:2510:55AM, Room 501H in Building 500.
Students
are encouraged to send me questions by emails.
TA:
David Saintillan,
dstn@stanford.edu
Office: Stauffer III, Room 205; phone: 7239781
Office hour: Friday 4:005:00PM (starting 1/9/04)
Monday 4:005:00PM
David will be in Building 520, Room 520L3 for the office hour
sessions.
Text Book: F.
M. White,
Viscous Fluid Flow,
2nd Edition or later, McGraw Hill. (1st Edition OK).
Homework: Normally
due every Tuesday (to be collected in class).
Approximately 810 students are
assigned
to hand in their works each week to be graded. At the end of the
quarter,
ALL students are required to hand in all of the homeworks of the
quarter
in a folder. Students are encouraged to work on the homeworks and talk
and discuss them together, but "copying" of other people's work is a
NoNo.
Grading:
Homework 30%, Midterm 30%, Final 40%.
Course outline:

Review and use of dimensional
analysis. Review of vector calculus. Review
of experimental database.
Read White, Chapter 1.
Class Notes and homework assignment
on
Dimensional Analysis. [
Homework Answers]
Due Tuesday (
1/13/04)
(students assigned:
Beretta,
Blanquart, Buie, Kang, Kariya)
Class Notes and homework assignment on
Vector
Calculus. [
Homework Answers]
Due Tuesday (
1/20/04)
(students assigned: Kahlighi,
Khurana, Kim (HJ), Knudsen, Lee, Ni, Ong)
 Derivation of governing conservation equations.
Assumptions. Multicomponent medium issues.
Read White, Chapter 2.
Class Notes and
homework assignment on viscous
Stress Tensor.
[
Homework Answers]
Due Tuesday (
1/27/04)
(students assigned:
Barbour, Padilla,
Park,Tanaka, Tang, Thomas, Walters).
I don't like
White's derivation of the energy equation in section 25. Here is my critique.
Supplemental reading on elementary
derivation of multicomponent mass diffusion law (Fick's Law).
 Low Reynolds number flows. Oseen and Stokes
approximations. Lubrication theory.
Read White, Chapter 3.
Class Notes and homework
assignment on Low Reynolds Number Flows. [Homework Answers]
Due Tuesday (2/3/04) (First student group assigned).
Ask me, and I will tell you the
physics behind the Ekman phenomena.
 High Reynolds number flows. The Prandtl
boundary layer approximation.
Read White, Chapter 4. We shall focus on 41 to 46 this week.
Class Notes and homework
assignment on Prandtl's boundary layer theory.[Homework Answers]
Due Tuesday (2/10/04) (Second student group assigned).
5. More
boundary layers. Review.(MidTerm. A closed book/notes take
home this week!)
Read White, Chapter 4. Include 410, 412, 413.
.
Class Notes on Well Known Boundary Layer
Solutions. No homework assigned. Just read it.
.
Closedbook/notes midterm will be posted saturday morning (8AM, 2/14/04). It is a twohour take home
exam, honor system. Start the clock when you download the exam, and put
it in a brown manila envelop and seal it when you finish. Put your name
and date on the envelop. Hand it in Tuesday (2/17/04) in class. You can do the midterm
anytime inbetween (e.g. monday night). The reason this is not an open
book exam is that there are things I want you to know without looking
them up, and I want understanding. Here is my
list of hints for this midterm. I plan to take some of the
midterm question from these hints. I do not want you to memorize
anything that I did not explicitly said I expect you to know by heart
in my hints.
. Download
MidTerm here. This is a closedbooks/notes, twohour takehome,
honor system. To
be handed in Tuesday (2/17/04) when we meet in class.
6. Numerical
marching algorithms for the boundary layer equations.
Separation.
Read White, section 47. Also, Chapter 7 (71 to 75).
.
Class Notes on numerical solutions of BL
equations. Assignment involves Matlab.[Homework Answers] It is highly likely that
you will need to embellish a working code for the final exam.
.
Download Tridiagonalsolver
here. Be careful if you use cut and paste. On my computer, it made
numerous errors.
.
Due Tuesday (2/24/04) (Third
student group assigned).
7. Compressibility
effects. Aerodynamics heating, recovery factor, Reynolds
analogy, Busemann and Crocco energy integrals.
Read White, sections 71 to 74.
.
Class Notes on Compressible Boundary
Layers. [Homework Answers] Assignment
involves modifying your code to include compressibility effects via the
Busemann Integral.
.
Due Tuesday, (3/2/04) (First
student group assigned)
8. Stability
theories.
Read White, chapter 5.
It is a relatively short chapter.
. Class Notes on Stabilty Theories.[Homework Answers]
. Due Tuesday, (3/9/04) (Second student group assigned)
9.
Introduction to turbulent flows.
Read White, chapter 6. Use my class notes as a guide in reading it.
.
Class Notes on Turbulence.[Homework Answers]
.
Due Friday, (3/12/04), 2PM. (Third student group
assigned). This is a relatively brief homework, and the due date has
been moved up to completely free up the "final week". Please submit
your homework to Room 500A (Ms. Deb Michael's office) in Building 500.
 The last class on 3/11/04 (friday) is devoted to review.
 The final will be a takehome, openbook, opennotes
multiplydays final. My current intention is to have the final
available for downloading sunday (3/14/04) morning, and have the
finals handed back to me by 2PM of 3/19/04 (Friday), including
a folder of all your homeworks of the Winter quarter. It will include
an embellishment of your laminar boundary layer code.
 I have collected all the Typos and other
comments that I have made on White's book here. It is posted
here so you have a complete updated list for future references.
 I messed around a bit, and produced to my own satisfaction the proofs of Theorem 1 and 3 on White's page
346. It is posted for your reference. You do not need to
"study" it for the final exam.You can read it after the final.
 Here is the takehome, openbooks/notes final exam. The Friday 2PM
(3/19/04) deadline is firm, including your homework folder (hand
them in to Deb Michael's office in Building 500). I am available to
answer questions by emails. Good luck!
 You can pick up the graded finals (your homeworks and your
course grade) from Deb Michael' office Tuesday (3/23/04) afternoon. I
will post some comments on the final exam by next sunday (3/28/04). In
the mean time, enjoy this fun song
that was very popular on campuses some years ago.
 Here are some final thoughts
I have on the Final Exam. I want to thank you all for your courtesy and
attention.