This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of SS 2011
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2020||WS 2011/2||SS 2011|
MW0798 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||45 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- derivation of the boundary-layer equations from the Navier-Stokes equations
- solutions to the incompressible boundary-layer equations for two-dimensional flat-plate flows
- temperature boundary layers
- compressible boundary layers
- three-dimensional boundary layers
- stability theory - laminar-turbulent transition
- turbulent boundary layers
- experimental boundary-layer research
1.) Knowledge of the basic procedure how to simplify viscous fluids equations as well as in thermodynamics
2.) Knowledge of the formulation of boundary layer equation for different fluids and flows,
3.) The ability to approximately describe the behaviour of fluids in the vicinity of walls by means of simple differential equations
4.) The ability to estimate integral boundary-layer parameters
5.) The ability to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate approximate solutions to more complex flows around profiles, etc., by means of boundary-layer theory solutions
6.) The ability to describe the formation of turbulence with a transition process based on instabilities.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Boundary-layer theory||Stemmer, C.||
Fri, 12:30–14:00, MW 0250
|UE||1||Exercises on Boundary-layer theory||
Assistants: Ulrich, F.
Fri, 14:15–15:45, MW 0250
Learning and Teaching Methods
Schlichting "Grenzschichttheorie", Frank M. White "Viscous Fluid Flow".
Description of exams and course work
Allowed aid: non-programmable calculator.
The module will be taught in English in the summer term.
In winter, the module will be taught in German.
The exam can be taken in English as well as in German at the end of each term - summer and winter.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.