The governing equations for incompressible, non-rotating flows of variable density are presented and then applied to a variety of problems of environmental concern in inland and coastal waters. The course will next be taught in the second semester of the 2011/2012 academic year by Professor Greg Lawrence. The course schedule can be found in the UBC calendar.

Professor Gregory Lawrence (website, email: lawr…@civil.ubc.ca), Department of Civil Engineering, phone: (604) 822-5371

Preliminary list of topics:
1. Introduction
2. Equations of motion
3. Selective withdrawal
4. Hydraulics
5. Flow over topography
6. Exchange flows
7. Hydrodynamic stability

Course Strategy:
We will spend 1-2 weeks on each topic. In each case the relevant theory will be presented with the support of slides, videos, laboratory tours and guest speakers as appropriate. There will be an assignment on each topic.

Relevant Books:
1. Stratified Flows – G. A. Lawrence et al.
2. Mixing in Inland and Coastal Waters – H. B. Fischer et al.
3. Buoyancy Effects in Fluids – J. S. Turner
4. Open Channel Flow – Henderson
5. Stratified Flow over Topography – Baines
6. Gravity Currents – Simpson
7. Hydrodynamic Stability – Drazin and Reid
8. A First Course in Turbulence – Tennekes and Lumley
9. Viscous Fluid Flow – F. M. White
10. Physical Fluid Dynamics – Tritton
11. Fluid Dynamics – Batchelor
plus many others.
There is no required text.