OCEN 689  Special Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Spring 2005, MWF 11:30 - 12:20, Room 137 Civil Engineering Building

Course Description:  Application of fluid mechanics to problems of mixing, transport, and transformation of substances in the water environment.  Topics include introduction to advective, diffusive, and dispersive processes in the environment, stratified flows, internal waves, shear flow instability, jet and plumes, and applications to mixing, transport, and transformation in rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.

Prerequisites:  Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics


Kuang-An Chang
Office: Wisenbaker 235B
Tel.: 845-4504
Email: kchang@tamu.edu
Scott A. Socolofsky
Office: Wisenbaker 235H
Tel.: 845-4517

Office Hours:     

            MW 9:00 - 10:30 (KAC)
            MWF 2:50 - 3:40 (SAS)


        Fischer, H. B., List, E. G., Koh, R. C. Y., Imberger, J. and Brooks, N. H. (1979) Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters, Academic Press, New York, New York.

        Socolofsky, S. A. and Jirka, G. H. (2004) Environmental Fluid Mechanics, downloadable draft available from the link.

Announcement:  Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10    Chapter 11

Homework:  HW1    HW1_Soln    HW2    HW2_Soln    HW3    HW3_Soln    HW4    HW4_Soln

Exam:   Exam 1 Solution    Exam 2 Solution

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