ME:5160:0001 Intermediate Mechanics of Fluids (Fall 2023)
College of Engineering, The University of Iowa

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         CFD Post-test is on Wednesday, December 6th, review your CFD Labs and CFD lectures.


         Review session for the Final is on Sunday, December 10th in class 1078 SC, 5-7 pm.


         Final exam will be held on Monday, December 11th in class 2133SC, 3-5 pm.



Quick information

Class Location:  2133 SC

Time and Days:  10:30am - 11:20am MWF
Instructor:  Professor Frederick Stern
Office: 223C Hydraulics Lab
Phone:  335-5215
office hours: 11:30am - 12:20am MWF

(or by appointment)


Research websites:

Teaching Assistants





TA Office hours

Christian Milano

HW questions, grading and CFD labs

Location: IIHR 223-7

(Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory)

Time:11:30am~12:20am MWF

Zhaoyuan Wang

CFD Lecture



Lecture notes

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3&4

Part 1 GDE

Part 2 BC

Part 3 Vorticity

Part 4 Reference Frames

Part 5 Curvilinear Coordinates

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

6.1 Laminar Flow

6.2 Stability

6.3 Turbulent Flow

6.4 Pipe Flow

Chapter 7

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Laminar BL

7.3 Turbulent BL

7.4 Bluff Body Flow

Boundary layer separation

Chapter 8


CFD labs

ISTUE ASEE Papers: Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3

Lab Report Instructions (PDF, DOC)

CFD lecture: Introduction to CFD (CFD Movie clip), Numerical methods for CFD
 Turbulence modeling for CFD  Grid Generation and Post-Processing for CFD

CFD V&V: Reference 1, Reference 2; V&V Instruction

CFD Lab1: Pipe flow

CFD Lab2: Airfoil

CFD Lab3: Diffuser

CFD Lab4: Ahmed Car

CFD Lab1 Concepts


CFD Lab1 Manual (PDF, DOC)

CFD Lab1 Workbench (Download)

CFD Lab 1 V&V Excel sheet (Download)

CFD Lab2 Concepts


CFD Lab2 Manual (PDF, DOC)


Airfoil Geometry (Download)
CFD Lab2 Meshes (Download)

CFD Lab2 Script (Download)

CFD Lab 1 V&V Excel sheet (Download)

Reference 1


Geometry Importing Problem (PDF)


CFD Lab3 Concepts

CFD Lab3 Manual (PDF, DOC)



Reference 1

CFD Lab4 Concepts

CFD Lab4 Manual (PDF, DOC)


Reference 1; Reference 2   


Animation script files (Download)

Sample Video(Ahmed car)

Summary of (CFD LAB 4)

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