Introduction to basic governing equations of fluid dynamics

SIAM Student Seminar
Friday, February 20, 2009 - 12:30
2 hours
Skiles 269
School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
In this introductory talk, I am going to derive the basic governing equations of fluid dynamics. Our assumption are the three physical principles: the conservation of mass, Newton's second law, and the conservation of energy. The main object is to present Euler equations (which characterize inviscid flow) and Navier-Stokes equations (which characterize viscid flow).