Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Fall 2016

Course Description:

Time: 3:05-4:25 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday (Makeup classes: TBA)

Place: Physics (Howie) L5

Athanasios Nenes (, ES&T 3258, x4-9225

Teaching Assistant:
Eli Carter (

Office/TA hours:
Athanasios Nenes: By Appointment Recommended.
Teaching Assistant: ES&T 1310 MW 2pm-3pm

Homework - 20%
Midterm - 40%
Final - 40%

Syllabus & suggested readings


Weekly homework assignments will be given. Homework assignments will be given on Thursday, and will be due one week later. Homework assignments will be accepted up to one class period after the assignment is due: later assignments will not be accepted (unless you have obtained permission from the instructor in advance), so that the homeworks can be returned the week after they have been handed in. Collaboration on the homeworks is allowed, although each student must return their own solutions. At least 80% of the homework sets must be handed in to count in the grade.

Class Notes
1. Introduction (20 Pages)
2. Math Review (13 Pages); Addendum 1 (7 Pages), 2 (11 Pages), 3 (36 Pages)
3. Fluid Statics (13 Pages); Addendum (5 Pages)
4. Kinematics (13 Pages)
5. Conservation Laws (25 Pages); Addendum (5 Pages)
6. Boundary Conditions, Scaling the equations of motion (8 Pages)
7. Unidirectional Flows (23 Pages)
8. Nearly Unidirectional (Lubrication) Flows (27 Pages); Supplementary material (7 pages)
9. High Re (Boundary Layer) Flows (18 Pages); Article from Physics Today on Prandl's work (7 Pages); Film, Film Notes
10. Low Re (Stokes or Creeping) Flows (50 Pages); Film, Film Notes
11. Computational Methods for Studying Fluid Flows (25 Pages); Supplementary material (26 pages)

Homeworks & Solutions, Sample Exams Due on:
Homework 1, Solutions
Homework 2, Solutions
Homework 3, Solutions
Homework 4, Solutions
Homework 5, Solutions
Sample Exam 1 , Formula Sheet 1
Sample Exam 2 , Formula Sheet 2

National Committee for Fluids Mechanics Films
Computational Fluid Dynamics Webpage
Athanasios Nenes Homepage