Advanced Fluid Dynamics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Fluid Dynamics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces the students to advanced topics in fluid dynamics. It aims to strengthen the fundamental concepts and principles of fluid dynamics, which are then applied to some engineering and environmental fluid phenomena. A lot of environmental fluid flow problems exist in this region and the students will be well equipped to solve these problems after completing this course. Students will be able to understand the important governing equations of fluid flows, the Navier-Stokes equations and will be able to solve them for some specific cases. Turbulent flows are encountered everywhere in real life. Students will be able to analyse turbulent flows along with the causes of transition to turbulence. In most situations, the information on wind loads and effects on the structures is needed to ensure reliable design and desirable building performance which can significantly reduce wind induced damage and losses. Wind engineering basics will be taught to equip the students to solve problems related to winds. The characteristics of atmospheric wind will be taught, the wind loads on buildings will be discussed in detail. High speed flows which require a different treatment will be covered. Wind tunnel testing of aerodynamic and bluff bodies, which is intended to give information on wind effects on structures under particular wind conditions i.e. particular wind speed and wind direction relative to the structure and its surroundings, will be taught.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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