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MA40255: Viscous fluid dynamics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MA30253
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To describe viscous flow phenomena and analyse these with the necessary mathematical theory.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should be able to derive the Navier-Stokes equations for the flow of viscous fluids and analyse these in different flow situations using asymptotic analysis and partial differential equation theory.

Skills:
Numeracy T/F, A
Problem Solving T/F, A
Written Communication F (on problem sheets).

Content:
Review of Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions: Jacobian, Euler's identity and Reynold's transport theorem. The continuity equation and incompressibility condition.
Cauchy's stress theorem and properties of the stress tensor. Cauchy's momentum equation.
Constitutive law for a Newtonian viscous fluid. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Vorticity and Helmholtz's theorems. Energy. Exact solutions for unidirectional flows; Couette and Poiseuille flow.
Dimensional analysis, Reynolds number. Derivation of equations for high and low Reynolds number flows.
Further topics chosen from the following:
Boundary layer theory: thermal boundary layer on a semi-infinite flat plate. Derivation of Prandtl's boundary-layer equations and similarity solutions for flow past a semiinfinite flat plate. Discussion of separation and application to the theory of flight. Jeffrey-Hamel flows.
Slow flow: Slow flow past a cylinder and sphere. Non-uniformity of the two-dimensional approximation; Oseen's equation. Flow around corners and eddies.
Lubrication theory: bearings, squeeze films, thin films; Hele-Shaw cell and Saffman-Taylor instability.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA40255 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
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  • USMA-AAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USMA-AKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USMA-AFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
  • USMA-AAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USMA-AKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USMA-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
  • USMA-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USMA-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USMA-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 3)
  • USMA-AAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USMA-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USMA-AFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
  • USMA-AFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 4)
  • USMA-AAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USMA-AKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USMA-AKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)
Department of Physics
  • USXX-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 3)
  • USXX-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USXX-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • USXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 4)
  • USXX-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • USXX-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Year long work placement (Year 5)

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