Mechanics of Fluids

Imaging of square cavity flow field showing hot spots at the sides.

Natural convection in square cavity flowfield. (Image courtesy of the Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Engineering Division.)


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Spring 2006



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This course features a list of fluid mechanics films in study materials.

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This course is an advanced subject in fluid and continuum mechanics. The course content includes kinematics, macroscopic balances for linear and angular momentum, stress tensors, creeping flows and the lubrication approximation, the boundary layer approximation, linear stability theory, and some simple turbulent flows.

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Kenneth Smith. 10.52 Mechanics of Fluids. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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