Date

Topics

Course material

HW and solutions

M 01/24

Flow pattern at different Reynolds numbers 
Lecture 1 Tritton  chap3: Flow past a cylinder van Dyke: An Album of Fluid Motion 

W 01/26

Fluid equations Intuitive picture of Reynolds number 
Lecture 2 

M 01/31

Curious phenomena at low Reynolds numbers 
Lecture 3 G.I. Taylor's lecture at NCFMF: film, film notes 
HW1 assigned 
W 02/02

NavierStokes equations 
Lecture 4 Acheson  chap2: Elementary viscous flow 
HW2 assigned 
M 02/07

Introduction to numerical methods and solutions (I) 
Lecture 5 CFD Lecture 1 CFD introduction MAE4291/5230: Intro to FLUENT, discretization and meshing 
HW1 due  Solution 
W 02/09

Introduction to numerical methods and solutions (II)  Lecture 6 
HW2 due  Solution HW3 assigned 
M 02/14

D'Alembert's paradox Boundary layer equation and Prandtl's insight 
Lecture 7 Acheson  chap2: Elementary viscous flow Acheson  chap8: Boundary layers 

W 02/16

Boundary layer analysis Similarity solution 
Lecture 8 Acheson  chap8: Boundary layers 
HW3 due  Solution HW4 assigned 
M 02/21

Numerical solution for laminar pipe flow using FLUENT (I): Link  Lecture 9  
W 02/23

Numerical solution for laminar pipe flow using FLUENT (II): Link  Lecture 10 
HW4 due  Solution HW5 assigned 
M 02/28

Boundary layer: flow next to an impulsively started plate 
Lecture 11 Acheson  chap2: Elementary viscous flow 

W 03/02

Visualizing boundary layers 
Lecture 12 Abernathy's lecture at NCFMF: film, film notes 
HW5 due  Solution HW6 assigned 
M 03/07

Numerical solution of boundary layers using FLUENT: Link 
Lecture 13 

W 03/09

Introduction to aerodynamics: Falling papers: tumbling and fluttering plate in water (I) 
Lecture 14 
HW6 due  Solution 
M 03/14

Review for the midterm 
Midterm review notes 

W 03/16

Midterm Exam


M 03/21

Spring break!


W 03/23

Spring break!


M 03/28

Lecture 15 

W 03/30

Midterm solutions 
Lecture 16 
HW7 assigned 
M 04/04

Streamlines, Vorticity and Circulation 
Lecture 17 

W 04/06

Lecture 18 
HW7 due  Solution HW8 assigned 

M 04/11

Aerodynamics 
Lecture 19 

W 04/13

Aerodynamics 
Lecture 20 
HW8 due  Solution HW9 assigned 
M 04/18

Airfoil theory I: complex potential, conformal mapping and Laplace solution. 
Lecture 21 

W 04/20

Airfoil theory II: flow past a cylinder, Kutta condition and Joukowski lift 
Lecture 22 
HW9 due  Solution HW10 assigned 
M 04/25

Insect flight I: unsteady aerodynamics 
Lecture 23 

W 04/27

Turbulence modeling in FLUENT 
Lecture 24 
HW10 due  Solution 
M 05/02

Insect flight II: flight dynamics and stability 
Lecture 25 

W 05/04

Review and Q&A

Final review notes  
T 05/17

Final exam

2:00PM in Upson B17 