The calendar below provides information on the course’s lecture (L) and recitation (R) sessions.
SES #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

L1 
Introduction Fluids vs. Solids Liquids vs. Gases 
Problem set 1 out 
Basic Equations 

L2 
Description of a Flow Flow Visualization  Flow Lines Concept and Consequences of Continuous Flow Material/Substantial/Total Time Derivative Langrangian and Eulerian Time Derivative 
Problem set 1 due Problem set 2A out 
R1 
Basic Tools  Calculus Review 

L3 
Stress Tensor Mass and Momentum Conservation 
Problem set 2B out 
L4 
Newtonian Fluids NavierStokes Equations Boundary Conditions Surface Tension Body Forces  Gravity 
Problem sets 2A and 2B due Problem set 3A out 
R2 
Control Volume 

Similitude 

L5 
Dimensional Analysis 
Problem set 3B out 
L6 
Similarity Parameters Using Governing Equations and Boundary Conditions Using Physical Arguments Importance 
Problem sets 3A and 3B due Problem set 4A out 
R3 
Dimensional Analysis and Similitude 

Ideal Fluid Flow 

L7 
Governing Equations and Boundary Conditions Circulation  Kelvin’s Theorem Vorticity 
Problem set 4B out 
L8 
Properties of Vortex Structures Bernoulli Equation for Steady, Ideal, and Rotational Flow 
Problem sets 4A and 4B due Problem set 5A out 
R4 
Ideal Flow 
Challenge problem 1 out 
L9 
Vorticity Equation Potential Flow 
Problem set 5B out 
R5 
Quiz 1 Review and PFlow 
Problem sets 5A and 5B due 
Quiz 1 
Challenge problem 1 due Problem set 6 out 

L10 
Governing Equations and Boundary Conditions for PFlow Linear Superposition for PFlow Laplace Equation Simple Potential Flows 
Problem set 6 due Problem set 7A out PFlow tutorial out 
L11 
Method of Images D’Alembert’s Paradox Lift Due to Circulation 
Problem set 7B out PFlow homework 1 out 
L12 
Lifting Surfaces Potential Flow and Kutta Condition Thin Wing, Small Angle of Attack 
Problem sets 7A and 7B due PFlow homework 1 due Problem set 8A out 
R6 
PFlow Summary and Added Mass 

L13 
Unsteady Motion  Added Mass General 6 Degrees of Freedom Motions 
Problem set 8B out 
L14 
Properties of AddedMass Coefficients Slender Body Approximation Buoyancy Effects Due to Accelerating Flow 
Problem sets 8A and 8B due Problem set 9A out 
R7 
Added Mass Tensor 

Real Fluid Effects 

L15 
Form Drag 
Problem set 9B out 
L16 
Drag on a Very Streamlined Body Known Solutions of the NavierStokes Equations Boundary Layer Growth Over an Infinite Flat Plate for Unsteady Flow 
Problem sets 9A and 9B due Problem set 10A out 
R8 
Quiz 2 Review and Boundary Layers 

Quiz 2 
Problem set 10B out 

L17 
Laminar Boundary Layers Steady Flow over a Flat Plate Flow Over a Body of General Geometry 
Problem set 10A due Problem set 11A out 
R9 
Laminar Boundary Layers and Model Testing 
Problem set 10B due 
L18 
Turbulent Flow  Reynolds Stress Turbulent Boundary Layer Over a Smooth Flat Plate 
Problem set 11B out 
L19 
Turbulent Boundary Layers: Roughness Effects Model Testing 
Problem set 11A due Problem set 12 out 
Water Waves 

R10 
Forces on Cylinder, Labs, and Linear Water Waves 
Problem set 11B due 
L20 
Exact (Nonlinear) Governing Equations for Surface Gravity Waves Linearized (Airy) Wave Theory Characteristics of Linear Plane Progressive Waves 
Problem set 12 due Problem set 13A out 
R11 
Dispersion Relation 

L21 
Superposition of Linear Plane Progressive Waves Wave Energy Energy Propagation  Group Velocity Energy Conservation Equation Steady Ship Waves, Wave Resistance 
Problem set 13B out 
L22 
Wave Forces on a Body 
Problem sets 13A and 13B due Challenge problems 2 and 3 out 
R12 
Problem Solving for Lifting Surfaces 
Challenge problems 2 and 3 due Problem set 14A (optional) 
Final Exam 