Checking date: 28/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Advanced topics in fluid mechanics
Study: Master in Industrial Mechanical (265)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
- Use of the conservation equations in their integral and differential form to solve relevant mechanical engineering problems. - Use of dimensional analysis and nondimensionalization of the governing equations to simplify the mathematical models of fluid flow in a systematic and rational way.
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction. Basic concepts and hypotheses (continuum medium, local thermodynamic equilibrium, etc.). - Kinematics of the flow field. - Conservation equations in integral and differential form. - Dimensional analysis. Similarity solutions. - Laminar unidirectional and quasi-unidirectional flows in ducts and pipes. - Low-Reynolds-number flows and hydrodynamic lubrication theory. - High-Reynolds-number flows. Ideal flow. - Boundary layer theory. - Introduction to hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence.
Learning activities and methodology
- Seminars, including explanations of the basic theoretical aspects of the different subjects, as well as solutions to basic problems to illustrate the underlying theory (2 ECTS). - Take-home exams, in which the student has to develop the solution to more complex problems demanding more time that a single lecture (2 ECTS). To successfully solve the proposed problems, the student will use all the tools explained in the previous seminars.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Antonio Barrero Ripoll y Miguel Pérez-Saborid Sánchez-Pastor. Fundamentos y Aplicaciones de la Mecánica de Fluidos. McGraw-Hill. 2005
  • Antonio Crespo Martínez. Mecánica de Fluidos. Thomson. 2006
  • G. K. Batchelor. An introduction to fluid dynamics. Cambridge University Press. 1967
  • H. Schlichting. Boundary Layer Theory. McGraw-Hill. 1987
  • L. D. Landau y E. M. Lifshitz. Fluid Mechanics. Pergamon Press. 1989
  • P. A. Lagerstrom. Laminar Flow Theory. Princeton University Press. 1996
  • P. G. Drazin y W. H. Reid. Hydrodynamic Stability. Cambridge University Press. 2004
  • S. B. Pope. Turbulent Flows. Cambridge University Press. 2000

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.