18.355 Fluid Mechanics

Class Info

Topics include the development of Navier-Stokes equations, inviscid flows, boundary layers, lubrication theory, Stokes flows, and surface tension. Fundamental concepts illustrated through problems drawn from a variety of areas, including geophysics, biology, and the dynamics of sport. Particular emphasis on the interplay between dimensional analysis, scaling arguments, and theory. Includes classroom and laboratory demonstrations.

This class has 18.354, 2.25, and 12.800 as prerequisites.

18.355 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. W. Bush.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 2-135.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the 18.355 Fluid mechanics site or on the 18.355 Stellar site.

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