# Fluid dynamics

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Fluid Dynamics is the study of fluids in motion. The basic equations governing [[fluid]] motion have been known for more than 150 years and are called the [[Navier-Stokes equations]] which govern the motion of a viscous, heat conducting fluid. Various simplifications of these equations exist depending on which effects are insignificant. There are several dimensionless parameters which characterize the relative importance of various effects. Some of these are [[Mach number]], [[Reynolds number]] and [[Prandtl number]]. | Fluid Dynamics is the study of fluids in motion. The basic equations governing [[fluid]] motion have been known for more than 150 years and are called the [[Navier-Stokes equations]] which govern the motion of a viscous, heat conducting fluid. Various simplifications of these equations exist depending on which effects are insignificant. There are several dimensionless parameters which characterize the relative importance of various effects. Some of these are [[Mach number]], [[Reynolds number]] and [[Prandtl number]]. | ||

- | *[[ | + | == Simplified flow models == |

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- | *[[Compressible Flow]] | + | *[[Incompressible flow | Incompressible Flow]] |

+ | *[[Inviscid flow | Inviscid Flow]] | ||

+ | *[[Potential flow | Potential Flow]] | ||

+ | *[[Isentropic flow | Isentropic Flow]] | ||

+ | *[[Stokes flow | Stokes Flow]] | ||

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+ | == Related Pages == | ||

+ | *[[Governing equations | Governing Equations]] | ||

+ | *[[Compressible flow | Compressible Flow]] | ||

+ | *[[Dimensional analysis (introductory)| Dimensional Analysis (introductory)]] | ||

*[[Turbulence]] | *[[Turbulence]] | ||

+ | *[[Turbulence DNS database | Turbulence DNS database]] | ||

+ | *[http://www.cfd-online.com/Links/education.html#onlinecourses CFD-online References] - Course Material and Videos | ||

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+ | == External Links == | ||

+ | * [http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/nikos/courses/me111/pdf/poem-Naomi.pdf The Turbulent History of Fluid Mechanics], a poem by Naomi Tsafnat | ||

+ | * [http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/bai/hydraul.htm Highlights in the History of Hydraulics], by Hunter Rouse | ||

+ | * [http://pof.aip.org/gallery_of_fluid_motion Gallery of Fluid Motion] | ||

+ | * [http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/research/publications-and-media/films-by-hunter-rouse/ Introductory Movies on Fluid Mechanics], by Hunter Rouse |

## Latest revision as of 10:17, 13 March 2013

Fluid Dynamics is the study of fluids in motion. The basic equations governing fluid motion have been known for more than 150 years and are called the Navier-Stokes equations which govern the motion of a viscous, heat conducting fluid. Various simplifications of these equations exist depending on which effects are insignificant. There are several dimensionless parameters which characterize the relative importance of various effects. Some of these are Mach number, Reynolds number and Prandtl number.

## Simplified flow models

## Related Pages

- Governing Equations
- Compressible Flow
- Dimensional Analysis (introductory)
- Turbulence
- Turbulence DNS database
- CFD-online References - Course Material and Videos

## External Links

- The Turbulent History of Fluid Mechanics, a poem by Naomi Tsafnat
- Highlights in the History of Hydraulics, by Hunter Rouse
- Gallery of Fluid Motion
- Introductory Movies on Fluid Mechanics, by Hunter Rouse