Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Physics and Astronomy
fluid, dynamics, computational, finite, difference, viscous, elementary
Fluids permeate all of human existence, and fluid dynamics serves as a rich field of research for many physicists. Although the mathematics involved in studying fluids tends to get complicated, the physical intuition gained through daily exposure to such systems bridges the gap between abstract calculations and their physical meaning. We discuss the mathematical treatment and simulations of fluid flows found in everyday life, such as flow in a cavity and through a pipe. Our discussions follow the example set by several notable texts, referenced in the document.
Turner, Jason and LaBrake, Scott, "Elementary Computational Fluid Dynamics Using Finite-Difference Methods" (2018). Honors Theses. 1581.