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phy603 - Fluid Dynamics (Complete module description)
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Module label Fluid Dynamics
Module code phy603
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 84 hrs, Self study: 96 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Advanced Physics
Responsible persons
Peinke, Joachim (Module responsibility)
Lukassen, Laura (Authorized examiners)
Peinke, Joachim (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Fundamental knowledge and comprehension on the movement of fluids
Module contents
Fluid Dynamics I:
Basic equations: Navier-Stokes-equation, Continuity- equation, Bernoulli- equation; Vortex- equation { and Energy balance equations; laminar ows and stability analysis; exact solutions, application of basic equations

Fluid Dynamics II:
Reynolds-equation, "closing problem" of turbulence: Turbulence models: Cascade models, Stsochastic models
Reader's advisory
J. Spurk, N. Aksel: Fluid Mechanics, Springer
D. J. Tritton: Physical Fluid dynamics. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2003 G. K. Batchelor: An introduction to fluid dynamics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002 U. Frisch: Turbulence: the legacy of A. N. Kolmogorov. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001 J. Mathieu, J. Scott: An introduction to turbulent ow. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000 P.A. Davidson: turbulence Oxford 2004
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Unterrichtssprache: English. German on demand, if no international students participate
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 2hrs/week; Excersise: 2hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Course type Lecture
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h