ASEN 5121 - Boundary Layers and Convection Course uri icon



  • This course presents an introduction to the principles of viscous fluid flow and methods for performing engineering calculations of quantities such as skin friction and heat transfer rates in boundary layers. The first portion of the course material will focus on basic principles of fluid mechanics. We will derive the Navier-Stokes equations and discuss some simple solutions to these equations. The second portion of the course will concentrate on the application of these principles to boundary layers. We will derive the boundary layer equations and discuss their approximate and almost exact solutions. Formerly offered as a special topics course. Recommended prerequisite: ASEN 3111 and/or ASEN 5051.