2.06 Fluid Dynamics


Class Info

Introduction to principal concepts and methods of fluid mechanics. Pressure, hydrostatics, and buoyancy. Control volume analysis. Mass conservation and momentum conservation for moving fluids. Viscous fluid flows, flow through pipes. Dimensional analysis. Boundary layers, and lift and drag on objects. Meets with 2.016 first half of fall term. Also offered second half of spring term.

This class has 2.01, and 2.001 as prerequisites.

2.06 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by G. H. McKinley, K. Varanasi and A. Techet.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 3-442.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 2.06 was rated 4.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Fluid Dynamics site or on the 2.06 Stellar site.

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