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PHSI426 Fluids, Instability and Transport Phenomena

Navier-Stokes equation; energy, momentum and mass flow; dynamic similarity and non-dimensionalisation; flow of ideal fluids; spatial and time scales; boundary layer flow; instabilities and waves; introduction to turbulence and transport.

Paper title Fluids, Instability and Transport Phenomena
Paper code PHSI426
Subject Physics
EFTS 0.0833
Points 10 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $628.08
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,573.97

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Limited to
BSc(Hons), PGDipSci, MSc
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students are expected to:
  1. Know the difference between Lagrangian and Eulerian frames of reference in the description of the movement of fluids
  2. Understand the conservation of mass, momentum and energy in fluid flow, leading to the derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations
  3. Be able to approximate and manipulate the Navier-Stokes equations into forms suitable for particular situations
  4. Understand some fundamental theorems of fluids (e.g. Kelvin's circulation theorem)
  5. Understand the implications of space and time for the equations governing boundary layer flow
  6. Apply the equations governing basic wave motion in fluids
  7. Derive equations for the growth/decay of linear perturbations in a simple flow
  8. Be able to outline how small perturbations evolve to fully developed turbulence
  9. Understand the arguments introduced in a basic quantification of turbulence
Contact
inga.smith@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Inga Smith
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Navier-Stokes equation; energy, momentum and mass flow; dynamic similarity and non-dimensionalisation; flow of ideal fluids; spatial and time scales; boundary layer flow; instabilities and waves; introduction to turbulence and transport.

Paper title Fluids, Instability and Transport Phenomena
Paper code PHSI426
Subject Physics
EFTS 0.0833
Points 10 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BSc(Hons), PGDipSci, MSc
Contact
inga.smith@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Inga Smith
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students are expected to:
  1. Know the difference between Lagrangian and Eulerian frames of reference in the description of the movement of fluids
  2. Understand the conservation of mass, momentum and energy in fluid flow, leading to the derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations
  3. Be able to approximate and manipulate the Navier-Stokes equations into forms suitable for particular situations
  4. Understand some fundamental theorems of fluids (e.g. Kelvin's circulation theorem)
  5. Understand the implications of space and time for the equations governing boundary layer flow
  6. Apply the equations governing basic wave motion in fluids
  7. Derive equations for the growth/decay of linear perturbations in a simple flow
  8. Be able to outline how small perturbations evolve to fully developed turbulence
  9. Understand the arguments introduced in a basic quantification of turbulence

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None