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Hydro Dynamic Stability:
(Stability of Fluid Flows)
Instructor:
Don Slinn
Class:
MWF – 11:45 – 12:35
Office:
Weil 575 I
Office Hours:
MWF  3:00 pm
TR
 9:30 am
Class Website:
www.coastal.ufl.edu/~slinn/classes.html
Lecture 1
First Assignment:
Name, credit/audit
Department
Describe background in fluids and applied mathematics
Degree you are seeking
Thesis topic and advisor
Subjects of interest related to stability
Prerequisites:
 Grad level courses in Fluid Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
 Familiarity with Fourier and LaPlace Transforms and Sturm Liouville Theory
Grading:
12 problems per week
Tests:
midterm/ final
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View Full DocumentCourse Objectives:
1. Develop understanding of flow stability.
(When, how, and why flows are unstable)
2. Develop capabilities
a. Determine whether a particular flow is unstable
b. Predict growth rates of instabilities and other properties of transition (wavelength,
structures, resonance).
c. Use understanding in a research environment.
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