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Fall 2012-2013
CEE 305 / GEO 375 / ENE 305 (STN)  

Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Elie R. Bou-Zeid

The course starts by introducing the conservation principles and related concepts used to describe fluids and their behavior. Mass conservation is addressed first, with a focus on its application to pollutant transport problems in environmental media. Momentum conservation, including the effects of buoyancy and earth's rotation, is then presented. Fundamentals of heat transfer are then combined with the first law of thermodynamics to understand the coupling between heat and momentum transport. We then proceed to apply these laws to study air and water flows in various environmental systems, with a focus on the atmospheric boundary layer.

Sample reading list:
Elie Bou-Zeid, Course Notes for Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Pijush K. Kundu and Ira M. Cohen, Fluid Mechanics with Multimedia DVD (4th edition)

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will read various scientific works related to the topic of the course, other than the textbooks.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 35%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21992 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Sherrerd Hall   001   Enrolled:9 Limit:40