ERIC Number: EJ753881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-15
Reference Count: 10
Revisiting Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Using Computer Algebra
Knight, D. G.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, v37 n5 p573-592 Jul 2006
This article illustrates how a computer algebra system, such as Maple[R], can assist in the study of theoretical fluid mechanics, for both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. The continuity equation, the stress equations of motion, the Navier-Stokes equations, and various constitutive equations are treated, using a full, but straightforward, notation. Programs are presented that can produce these equations in various coordinate systems, as is the algebra system used to obtain solutions for specific examples in parallel and rotational flow.
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Equations (Mathematics), Algebra, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Study, College Mathematics, College Science
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