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.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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