Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits 9103067192018 Boundary Layer Theory Elective 1 1 8
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Language of Instruction
Lisan Kodları
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to help students understand the physical and mathematical fundamentals of the boundary layer theory for viscous flows.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Utku ŞENTÜRK
Learning Outcomes
 1 To understand the basic concepts of the boundary layer concept in viscous flows. 2 To understand the analytical solutions of the governing equations for laminar flows 3 To understand the transition to turbulence and its applications. 4 To understand the impact of turbulence in internal and external flows. 5 To understand the turbulence modelling methods.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
1. Introduction, 2. Governing equations of viscous fluid flow 3. Analytical solutions for incompressible, laminar boundary layers, 4. Analysis based on integral methods, 5. Transition to turbulence, 6. Turbulence in internal and external flows, 7. Turbulence modeling, 8. Boundary layers in compressible flows.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 0 Introduction to the concept of boundary layer 1 Governing equations of viscous fluid flow 2 Governing equations of viscous fluid flow 3 Governing equations of viscous fluid flow 4 Analytical solutions for incompressible, laminar boundary layers 5 Analytical solutions for incompressible, laminar boundary layers 6 Analysis based on integral methods 7 Transition to turbulence 8 Turbulent flows in pipes 9 Turbulent flows past bodies 10 Turbulence modelling 11 Midterm exam 12 Turbulence modelling 13 Boundary layers in compressible flow 14 Boundary layers in compressible flow 15 Final exam
SCHLICHTING, Hermann, et al. Boundary-layer theory. New York: McGraw-hill, 1955. WHITE, Frank M.; CORFIELD, Isla. Viscous fluid flow. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. KUNDU, Pijush K.; COHEN, I. M. Fluid mechanics. 2004. Elsevier Acad. Press, London, 2008, 199: 400.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
 Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Midterm Examination 1 100 SUM 100 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Final Sınavı 1 100 SUM 100 Term (or Year) Learning Activities 40 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities 60 SUM 100
Work Placement(s)
None