# MT3261: Viscous Fluid Flow

This course is concerned with the mathematical theory of
viscous fluid flows. Fluid mechanics is one of the major areas
for the application of mathematics and has obvious practical applications in
many important disciplines (aeronautics, meteorology, geophysical
fluid mechanics, biofluid mechanics, and many others). Using a general
continuum mechanical approach, we will first derive the governing
equations (the famous Navier-Stokes equations) from first principles.
We will then apply these equations to a variety of practical problems
and examine appropriate simplifications and solution strategies.
For an overview of the course see the
official
syllabus.
Many members of staff in the department have research
interests in fluid mechanics and this course will lay the foundations
for possible future postgraduate work in this discipline.

#### Vortex shedding caused by the flow past a flat plate (snapshot 1)

This course is currently taught by
Dr. Matthias Heil. This page provides online access to the lecture
notes, example sheets and other handouts and announcements.

Please note that the lecture notes only summarize the main results
and will generally be handed out *
after* the material has been covered in the lecture.

If you have any questions about the lecture, please see me in my
office (1.05 in the Lamb building), contact me by
email (
M.Heil@maths.man.ac.uk) or catch me after the lecture.

#### Vortex shedding caused by the flow past a flat plate (snapshot 2)

## Assessment:

The course will be examined in a two hour exam in January. Coursework
(you will be expected to hand in homework on a regular basis) will
account for 20% of the final mark.
## Coursework:

Please hand in your coursework by Friday 12 noon
of the week following the one in which the sheet was
covered in the examples class (so you'll have a second chance to
ask questions about a example sheet if you can't get all the coursework
done during the examples class). Please place your solutions
into the envelope at my office door (room 1.05 in the Lamb building).
I will return the marked homework (with solutions) in the following
week (or so....).
## Handouts:

Please note a few for previous
handouts (the files above have already been corrected).

Page last modified: December 6 2005

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