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Mathematical fluid dynamics

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  • ECTS credits: 6
  • Semester: 3
  • University: University of L'Aquila
  • Objectives:


    This course is designed to give an overview of fluid dynamics from a mathematical viewpoint, and to introduce students to the mathematical modeling of fluid dynamic type with a particular attention to biofluid dynamics. At the end of the course the students will be able to perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of solutions for particular fluid dynamics problems and to use concepts and mathematical techniques learned from this course for the analysis of other partial differential equations.

  • Topics:


    Derivation of the governing equations: Euler and Navier-Stokes. Eulerian and Lagrangian description of fluid motion; examples of fluid flows. Vorticity equation in 2D and 3D. Dimensional analysis: Reynolds number, Mach Number, Frohde number. From compressible to incompressible models. Existence of solutions for viscid and inviscid fluids. Modeling for biofluids mechanics: hemodynamics, cerebrospinal fluids, animal locomotion: swimming and flying; Bioconvection for swimming microorganisms.

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