ME 570 Microscale Fluid Mechanics (3 0 3)

Phenomena of physical, technical and biological importance in flows of gases and liquids at the microscales. Newtonian fluid mechanics. One dimensional flows in confined geometries. Flow of thin films spreading under gravity and surface tension. Lubrication theory of compressible gases. Air bearings. Two and three dimensional flows with Stokes equations. Intermolecular forces in liquids and gases, slip, diffusion and bubles.