Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5720545
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Aerospace Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. CAHT IRAY
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction to Cartesian Tensors (refresher); definition, transformations, co and contra variant tensors, Kroenecker delta and antisymmetric tensor , invariants of 2. order tensors, jacobian, dilatation. Basic Notions of Fluid Mechanics; Reynolds transport theorm (re-visited), Mathematical Basis of Inviscid Flow; Gauss and Stokes Theorems as applied to Fluid flow problems and consequences,Helmholtz equations , connectivity, uniqueness theorems for ideal fluids Depending on the choice of the studying group one of the follwing paths is followed: 1: Mathematical basis of Panel Methods 2: Physics and Calculation of Turbulent Shear Flows. Some turbulence models are also used for illustration.