Advanced course on fluid mechanics.
LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)
The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge necessary to address the study of motion of bodies in viscous fluids. The course describes the equations for the motion of fluids, as well as relevant models for marine hydrodynamics.
Continuous medium. Fluid properties. Fluid kinematics. The stress tensor. Cardinal flow equations. Boundary
Viscous fluid dynamics: NavierStokes equations. Unidirectional flows. Basics of vorticity dynamics. High Reynolds
number flows. Inviscid fluid dynamics: Bernoulli theorem. Irrotational flows. D'Alembert paradox. Kutta
Joukowsky's theorem. Conformal mapping.
Boundary layers: concepts, governing equations and interpretations.
Turbulence: mean flow equations. The closure problem and Boussinesq assuption. Turbulence models.
Forces on immersed bodies: Lift, form drag, viscous drag, added mass.
Teacher's lectures notes(in Italian)
Ronald Panton "Incompressible flow" Wiley and Sons
Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen and David R. Dowling "Fluid Mechanics - fifth edition" Elsevier 2012
G. K. Batchelor "An introduction to fluid dynamics" Cambridge university press
Ricevimento: by appointment, to be fixed by sending an email to the teacher.
ILARIA MONETTO (President)
GIOVANNA VITTORI (President)
written exam and oral interview