Prerequisite: PHY101, PHY102, PHY105

Recommended previous course:

PHY201, PHY206

The motion of fluids plays a critical role

in many phenomena or processes that are

the center of our daily life or engineering

systems, ranging from the flight and/or

propulsion of aircrafts and vessels, the

generation of electricity from wind-turbines,

the flow of blood in our arteries,

the atmospheric and ocean circulations

guiding our climate or microscopic flows

in lab-on-a-chip systems. This course will

provide the students the fundamental

tools to model, understand and analyze

the motion of such fluid flows in three

dimensions, and evaluate the resulting

forces on the bounding surfaces.

The material covered in this course will

build upon several courses of the program

including Mechanics and Heat (PHY101),

Mathematical Methods for Physicists I

and II (PHY102 and PHY105), Classical

Mechanics (PHY201) and Waves and

Heat Transfer in Geophysics (PHY206).

The following subjects are expected to be

treated:

❯ Eulerian description of motion of 3D

flows

❯ Mass and momentum conservation

❯ Hydrostatic pressure

❯ Viscosity and viscous stresses

❯ Motion of a Newtonian fluid: Navier-

Stokes equations

❯ Non-dimensional analysis and scalings

❯ Parallel and weakly-non parallel flows

❯ Inviscid flows and potential flow theory

❯ Vorticity

❯ Introduction to boundary layers.

- Teaching coordinator: Amselem Gabriel
- Teaching coordinator: Bonnet Valentin
- Teaching coordinator: Goutéraux Blaise
- Teaching coordinator: Michelin Sébastien