MT4261: 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
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 (18.07), 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)
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 15% of the final mark.
Please hand in your coursework by Thursday 12 noon
in the week following the examples class in which the sheet was
covered. Please place your solutions into the folder in my pigeonhole
in the Maths general office on the 4th floor. I will return the marked
homework (with solutions) in the following week (or so....).
Please note a few for previous
handouts (the files above have already been corrected).
Page last modified: December 10, 1999
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