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Visualizations: Fluid Mechanics

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Flow Topic/Processes

Visualization Source U of I
Course

Fluid Flows in Nature
(examples of fluid flows phenomena in nature)
Introduction to the Study of Fluid Motion
(H. Rouse)
(0:00 to 6:38) 
57:020
Fluid Mechanics Terminology
(fundamental fluid dimensions, specific fluid properties  inertia, gravitational attraction, viscosity, elasticity- and specific quantities  velocity, acceleration, mass, force, pressure)
Introduction to the Study of Fluid Motion
(H. Rouse)
(6:39 to 15:30)
57:020
53:169
Experimental Fluid Dynamics
(role of experiments, modeling similitude, characteristics non-dimensional numbers  Eu, Fr, Re, Ma)
Introduction to the Study of Fluid Motion
(H. Rouse)
(15:32 to 23:40) 
57:020
53:169
Basic Concepts and Physical Relationships of Fluid Motion
(flow patterns  velocity vectors, streamlines, pathlines, streaklines -, local and convective acceleration, relative motion, continuity relationship, vorticity, circulation, rotational and irrotational flow, flow net) 
Fundamental Principles of Flows
(H. Rouse)
(0 to 10:40)
57:020
53:169
Flow Dynamics
(flow acceleration and pressure-velocity relationship for non-uniform states of motion, dynamic and static pressure, principle for simple instruments for the measurement of velocity, pressure and rate of flow, separation, cavitation, integration of the continuity, momentum, and energy equation, propulsion) 
Hunter Rouse – Fundamental Principles of Flows
(H. Rouse)
10:42 to 22:15
57:020
53:169
Effect of Viscosity on Flow Pattern
(visualization of viscous effects, Couette, rotational-irrotational, and Poiseuille flow, deformation drag, principle of lubrication, laminar and turbulent flows, establishment of axisymmetric flows, boundary layer flow) 
Characteristics of the Laminar and Turbulent Flows
(H. Rouse)
(0:00 to 13:02)
57:020
53:071
53:169
Laminar and Turbulent Flows
(flow regimes and transition in pipe flows, velocity distributions, Moody diagram)
Characteristics of the Laminar and Turbulent Flows
(H. Rouse)
(13:03 to 16:47) 
57:020
Introduction to the Turbulent Flows Characteristics
(flow regimes and transition in pipe flows and shear layer flows, molecular and eddy viscosity, turbulence intensity, turbulence scales, production, mixing, dissipation) 
Characteristics of the Laminar and Turbulent Flows
(H. Rouse)
(13:03 to 24:56)
58:286
Gravity Action on Liquid Flows
(gravity effects, hydrostatic pressure distribution, fluid-body rotation,  confined flow, Bernoulli equation, hydraulic and energy grade lines, liquid jets, free-surface outflows, overflow, and underflow, specific energy in open-channel flow, Froude number) 
Fluid Motion in a Gravitational Field
(H. Rouse)
(0:00 to 12:00)
57:020
53:071
53:169
Gravitational Waves
(wave characteristics, wave propagation [including aspects of generation, celerity, reflection, stability, reduction to steadiness], type of waves [includes oscillatory, standing , solitary, surge, the hydraulic jump], oceanic and atmospheric wave processes driven by saline or thermal effects) 
Fluid Motion in a Gravitational Field
(H. Rouse)
12:01 to 22:34
57:020
53:270
Drag Force
(boundary layer separation [onset, control, examples], variation of the pressure distribution and drag force with body form, flow patterns, drag coefficient) 
Form Drag, Lift, and Propulsion
(H. Rouse)
(0:00 to 8:48)
57:020
Flow Circulation
(definition, lift force, cross thrust, forced vibration, structural failures)
Form Drag, Lift, and Propulsion
(H. Rouse)
(8:50 to 13:30) 
57:020
Lift Force and Lifting Vanes
(lift coefficient, lift coefficient, lift force, stall, optimum drag/lift force ratio)
Form Drag, Lift, and Propulsion
(H. Rouse)
(13:31 to 16:27) 
57:020
Propulsion
(thrust, propellers, axial-flow machinery, fluid couplings, torque converters)
Form Drag, Lift, and Propulsion
(H. Rouse)
(16:28 to 22:47 
57:020
Wave Generation in Fluids
(compressibility, analogy between gravitational and elastic waves, effects on fluid patterns, elastic waves, surges, water and blood hammer, isothermal and adiabatic departure from the constant-density flow) 
Effects of Fluid Compressibility
(H. Rouse)
(0:00 to 9:27)
57:020
Shock waves
(analogy with two-dimensional patterns produced by concentric waves, analogy with the surge in open channel flow, Schlierern measurements applied to the subsonic and supersonic flows around simple body forms – sphere, plate, cylinder-and lifting vanes)
Effects of Fluid Compressibility
(H. Rouse)
(9: 28 to 15:36)
57:020

 

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