Applications of Fluid Dynamics
Understand and be able to apply conservation of mass, momentum, and energy in differential and integral form to fluid dynamics problems.
Be able to predict lift and drag for bodies in external flow fields using computational and empirical methods. Understand important viscous behavior like boundary layer growth, transition, separation, and wake development and their implications for performance and design.
Be able to solve quasi-one-dimensional compressible flow problems including the effects of area change and Mach number. Understand the behavior of shocks and expansion fans
Be able to predict performance and understand fundamental design principles for various turbomachinery applications (e.g, jet engines, wind turbines, propellers, compressors).
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Become familiar with the basic terminology and methods of CFD including equation discretization, mesh generation, boundary conditions, convergence behavior, and post-processing. Be able to use CFD software to simulate basic fluid flow applications.