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||Prof.Dr. İSMAİL AYDIN
To teach the governing differential equations of fluid motion and to improve student's ability to mathematically formulate and solve engineering flows. Involve the students in the laboratory experiments to help their imagination of fluid behavior and to build a sound background on fluid mechanics for advanced studies in hydraulics.
Differential analysis of fluid flow; conservation of mass, steam function, Navier-Stokes equations. Exact solutions for viscous laminar flows. Euler equation, Bernoulli equation. Potential flow; velocity potential, elementary plane flows; superposition. Laminar boundary layers, flat plate, separation, lift and drag. Turbulence; Reynolds averaging, turbulent stresses, eddy viscosity, mixing length theory, near-wall turbulence. Measurement of discharge, pressure, velocity and turbulence.
Students will learn the governing differential equations of fluid motion and be able to make appropriate simplifications regarding dynamic, spatial and temporal properties to obtain simplified solutions for specific engineering problems. Experience on measurement of certain fluid and flow properties will be gained.