ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS 2
Fluid mechanics is a broad field of study that serves as a fundamental subject in various disciplines such as aerospace engineering and geosciences. Nonlinear aspects of the governing Navier-Stokes equations manifest themselves in unique ways in different applications while sharing a common theory. This course builds upon the first graduate fluid mechanics course in the mechanical engineering graduate curriculum. The course will emphasize the nonlinear aspects of fluid mechanics in the context of different applications and provide the essential techniques and methods to study them. The course will cover the theory of temporal flow instabilities, statistical theory and modeling of turbulence for wall bounded and free shear flows, geophysical fluid dynamics and compressible aerodynamics at the intermediate level to prepare graduate students to pursue graduate level courses in each subject.