Theory of fluid mechanics with emphasis on viscous subsonic flows; governing principles and equations, exact solutions to simple problems of the Navier-Stokes equations, similarity solutions and boundary layer theory; flow stability, transition and turbulence.
AERO 301 Theoretical Aerodynamics
Fundamentals of incompressible flow, conservation principles, continuity, momentum, rotationality, circulation, lift, drag, potential flow, thin airfoil theory, panel methods, airfoil design, high lift devices, finite wing theory, vortex lattice methods, and wing design.
AERO 643 High-Performance Computational Fluid Dynamics
Numerical simulations of fluid dynamics problems on massively parallel computers; focus on Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) where all dynamically relevant scales are resolved; elements of both high-performance computing (HPC) and numerical methods to solve incompressive and compressible flows.