The first lecture of the Fluid Flow, Heat & Mass Transfer course starts with an introduction into the course and a general outline of the topics covered in the course. It presents the reasons for studying the topic in relationship to petroleum engineering, groundwater flow, mining, and other applications in the geosciences. After the introduction Newtonian fluids are discussed in terms of viscosity and shear stress. Finally a method is presented to solve laminar, Newtonian fluid flow problems using a shell balance approach.
1. Introduction & Momentum Balance