See also the list of assessments for the June 2020 session.

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1 | In consideration of the reference table AA of the program "Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning: - AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3
- AA2.1, AA2.4, AA2.5
- AA3.1, AA3.2
- AA5.2, AA5.4, AA5.5
- AA6.3, AA6.4
Extend the education of the student in fluid mechanics towards external flows : the aerodynamics (hydrodynamics) of external flows. The path followed focuses on the physical comprehension of the problems and phenomena covered, as well as their modelisation in an adequate mathematical formalism. Develop the student's ability to use concepts and tools in aerodynamics (hydrodynamics) of external flows, to understand real and complex situations, to model them in a simplified yet sufficient way using an adequate mathematical formalism, and to obtain a physically acceptable solution. Develop the aptitude of the student to also work outside of directed class sessions (exercices and laboratories) and to produce quality and concise written reports. |

*The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.*

**General theory (5 hrs)**

- General reminder of the classical formulation of the Navier-Stokes equations.
- Dimensional analysis : proof of Vaschy-Buckingham theorem; applications.
- Thermodynamics of compressible flows.

**Vortex dynamics (8 hrs)**

- Conservation equations in vorticity-velocity formulation, for incompressible and compressible flows.
- Resultats on the conservation equations and on control volume budgets
- Vortex tube in 3-D : theorems of Kelvin and of Helmholtz, applications.
- Velocity induced by vorticity : Biot-Savart; application to 3-D vortex tubes and to 2-D vortices (gaussian, etc.).
- Vorticity production : at walls, baroclinic term; vorticity diffusion; reformulation of Bernoulli's equation (incompressible and compressible).
- 2-D irrotational flows : starting airfoil and vortex sheets; Kutta-Joukowski; Blasius theorem for lift and moment.
- Prandtl model for wing of finite span: lift and induced drag, applications (optimal elliptical wing, rectangular wing), Oswald efficiency.

**Compressible flow of a perfect fluid (5 hrs)**

- 2-D steady supersonic flows : concept of characteristics; small perturbations and acoustic waves; method of characteristics; isentropic expansion waves (Prandtl-Meyer); non isentropic compression waves (shock waves: normal and oblique shocks); applications (e.g., "diamond" profile); wave drag.
- 1-D unsteady flows (subsonic or supersonic) : method of characteristics and Riemann invariants; application to propagation to traveling shock and expansion system.

**Laminar boundary layers (4 hrs)**

- Similarity for the case with power law velocity : Falkner-Skan.
- Polhausen method for the general case, and improved method due to Thwaites.

**Hydrodynamic stability and transition (1 hr)**

- Linearisation in small perturbations of the Navier-Stokes equation, and stability of viscous flows; simplification for parallel flows (Orr-Sommerfeld): application to boundary layer and comparison with experimental results. Case of inviscid flows (Rayleigh): application to the shear layer.
- "Route" to turbulence : phenomenological description of transition in a boundary layer.

**Turbulent boundary layers (5 hrs)**

- Reminders, classical approach and global results for the case with constant external velocity.
- Von Karman and Prandtl approach for the effective turbulence viscosity: law of the wall (with logarithmic law), Millikan's argument
- Case with general external velocity: experimental results (Clauser, etc.), unification by Coles : law of the wall and law of the wake, composite velocity profiles; computational method for the boundary layer development up to separation.
- Concept of "equilibrium turbulent boundary layer" : similarity parameters by Clauser and by Coles.

**Modelisation of turbulence (2 hrs)**

- Statistical approach by Reynolds and averaged equations.
- Closure models : algebraic, with one transport equation, with two transport equations (e.g., k-e, k-w) ; calibration and boundary conditions; applications and comparisons with experimental resultats.

- Notes et/ou transparents des titulaires.
- G. K. Batchelor, "An introduction to fluid dynamics", Cambridge University Press 1967 (reprinted paperback 1994).
- F. M. White, "Viscous fluid flow" second edition, Series in Mechanical Engineering, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1991.
- P. A. Thompson, "Compressible-fluid dynamics", advanced engineering series, Maple Press, 1984.
- H. Lamb, "Hydrodynamics", sixth edition, Cambridge University Press 1932, Dover Publications.
- L. Rosenhead, "Laminar boundary layers", Oxford University Press 1963, Dover Publications.
- P. G. Drazin and W. H. Reid, "Hydrodynamic stability", Cambridge University Press 1985.
- M. Van Dyke, "An album of fluid motion", The Parabolic Press, 1982.
- H. Schlichting, "Boundary-layer theory", Mc Graw-Hill, NY, 1968.
- H.W. Liepmann and A. Roshko, « Elements of gasdynamics », Dover Publications, 2001.
- D. J. Tritton, « Physical Fluid Dynamics », Clarendon Press, 1988.