OCEN 678

Fluid Dynamics for Ocean and Environmental Engineering

Instructor

Dr. Scott A. Socolofsky,
Associate Professor

Office

CE/TTI 801B
Office Hours

Course Meeting Times

MWF 1:50-2:40 in
CVLB 419

Contact

Ph +1-979-845-4517
socolofs@tamu.edu

Calendar

The following table presents a tentative course calendar for Fall 2013. The reading material referenced in the downloadable lecture notes are summarized on the Reference List and are available electronically through the Univeristy Library Reserves through the website

In addition to the weekly class meeting times, two important dates should be noted:

Date

   

Topic

   

 

8/26

   

Course Introduction and Introduction to Tensors

   

 

8/28

   

Tensor Algebra

     

8/30

   

Continuum Hypothesis and the material Derivative

   

 

9/2

   

Strain and Vorticity

   

 

9/4

   

Reynolds Transport Theorem

   

 

9/6

   

Conservation of Mass and Momentum; Stress Tensor

   

 

9/9

   

Constitutive Equations for a Newtonian Fluid

   

 

9/11

   

Navier-Stokes Equations

   

 

9/13

   

Dynamic Pressure

   

 

9/16

   

Passive Tracer Transport Equation with Solutions

   

 

9/18

   

Advection and Diffusion in Environmental Flows

   

 

9/20

   

Couette and Poiseuille Flow [media content]

   

 

9/23

   

Stokes First Problem [media content]

   

 

9/25

   

Boundary Layers [media content]

   

 

9/27

   

Boundary Layer Approximation [media content]

   

 

9/30

   

Blasius Boundary Layer Solution [media_content]

   

 

10/2

   

Deductions from Blasius Boundary Layer Solution [media content]

   

 

10/4

   

von Karman's Momentum Integral [media content]

     

10/7

   

Effects of Separation [media content]

   

 

10/9

   

Turbulence and the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) Equations [media content]

   

 

10/11

   

Structure of a Turbulent Boundary Layer [media content]

   

 

10/14

   

Law of the Wall and the Velocity Defect Law [media content]

   

 

10/16

   

Drag Forces for Turbulent Boundary Layer Flows [media content]

   

 

10/18

   

Exam 1: Tensor notation, governing equations and viscous flows. Take-home: Due on 10/21.

   

 

10/21

   

Bernoulli's Equation [media content]

   

 

10/23

   

Kelvin's Theorem [in-class only]

     

10/25

   

Two-Dimensional Potential Flow and the Stream Function [media content]

     

10/28

   

Simple Two-Dimensional Potential Flows

   

 

10/30

   

Doublets and the Flow around a Rotating Cylinder

   

 

11/1

   

Blasius Integral Laws

   

 

11/4

   

Conformal Mapping [media content (in class). media content (extended)]

   

 

11/6

   

Hydrodynamic Forces on Objects in 2D Flows [media content]

   

 

11/8

   

Three-Dimensional Potential Flows [media content]

Summary of Three-Dimensional Potential Flow Coordinate Systems

   

 

11/11

   

Basic Solutions to 3D Potential Flows [media content]

   

 

11/13

   

Basic Solutions to 3D Potential Flows, cont. [media content]

   

 

11/15

   

Flow around Bodies of Revolution [media content]

   

 

11/18

   

Flow around General Bodies [in-class only]

   

 

11/20

   

Flow around General Bodies, cont. [media content]

   

11/22

   

Forces on Objects in 3D Potential Flows [media content]

   

11/25

   

Forces on Objects in 3D Potential Flows, cont. [media content]

Added Mass Coefficients [media content]

   

 

11/27

   

Boussinesq Approximation in Stratified Fluids [media content]

   

 

11/29

   

Thanksgiving Holiday

   

 

12/2

   

Interfacial Waves Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability

   

 

12/6

   

Exam 2: Viscous and potential flows. Take-home: Due on 12/10.

   

12/10

   

Tuesday, December 10, 3:30-5:30 in CVLB 419. Final Project Presentations