Fluid Mechanics I

Course Instructor
Shravan Hanasoge

Two ninety-minute lectures will be delivered by the instructor each week,
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The classes will be held in A269, 945 - 1130a.

Telephone: +91 22 2278 2593 (Extension: 2593)
Email: hanasoge@tifr.res.in

The TA for the class is Samarth GK (Extension: 2624). His email is:

The learning objectives, course curriculum and other details are here

Course curriculum

Kelvin-Helmholtz instability causing vortices in the atmosphere.
Velocity shear - two adjacent layers moving at different velocities - causes
these vortices to be shed.

The most recognizable feature of Jupiter is its "Great Red Spot",
an anticyclonic storm that is larger than Earth, located in the southern hemisphere.
Fluid-mechanics models suggest that it is stable and possibly a permanent feature.