Fall Semester, 1998
MAE 533, Fluid Mechanics
Meets 11:00AM12:20PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in Room E 415, E.Q.
Office: D302c, E.Q. Ext. 85133.
Course Outline:
Derivation of conservation laws and constitutive relations
for Newtonian fluid mechanics, including formulation of multicomponent
media. Review of dimensional analysis and order of magnitude estimates
in terms of dimensionless parameters. One dimensional steady compressible
nozzle flows, speed of sound and choking, normal and oblique shock waves,
expansion waves, energy addition, frictional effects and the computation
of thrust. Unsteady onedimensional flows and twodimensional supersonic
flows, the method of characteristics. The general problem of lift and drag
for subsonic aerodynamic flows, the concept of vorticity and induced drag
of a finite wing.
References:

September 17;

September 21, 23,25;

September 28, 30, October 2;

October 5, 7, 9;

October 12, 14, 16;

Shock waves, Heat addition and frictional effects, Applications
(thrust).

Notes
#5.

Notes
#5a, MidTerm #1.

October 19, 21, 23;

Oblique shocks and Expansion Waves.

Notes
#6. (updated 10/21/98)

October 26, 28;

Fall Recess; Take
home MidTerm due after Fall Recess.

November 9, 11, 13;

November 16, 18, 20;

More on onedimensional unsteady flows.

Notes
#9. (updated 11/20/98; major revisions)

November 23, 25, Thanksgiving;

Introduction to vorticity and potential flow theory.

Notes
#10.

November 30, December 2, 4;

December 7, 9, 11;

December 14, 16, 18.

Prandtl's Finite Wing and compressibility effects.

Notes
#13.

Oral Final after January 18th;
please call or email me to set up a private review session before January
18th so that I can answer any questions you may have. Call or email me
to set up the final oral final.