Viscous Fluid Flow

Viscous Fluid Flow

  • Course code

    ME 648

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Viscous Fluid Flow

    Preliminary concepts; Conservation of mass, momentum and energy; Exact solutions of the viscous flow equations: Couette flows, Poiseuille flow through ducts, unsteady duct flows; Laminar boundary-layers: integral analysis and similarity solutions; Laminar free shear flows: jet, wake, and plume; Stability of laminar flows; Turbulent flow: fundamentals, Reynolds-averaged equations, velocity profile in wall-bounded flows, turbulent flow in pipes and channels, turbulent free-shear flows (jet, wake, and plume); Turbulence modelling: zero, one, and two equation models of turbulence; Numerical methods.


    [1] Frank M White, Viscous Fluid Flow, McGraw-Hill, 1991. ,

    [2] Schlichting and Gersten. Boundary-Layer Theory. Springer-Verlag, 2000.

    [3] F S Sherman, Viscous Flow, McGraw-Hill, 1990.