Fluid Dynamics FAQs:


Q: Are fluid dynamics a subdiscipline of fluid mechanics that describes the flow of fluids?

A: Yes, It has several subdisciplines, including aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. Fluid dynamics has a wide range of applications, including calculating forces and moments on aircraft, determining the mass flow rate of petroleum through pipelines, predicting weather patterns, understanding nebulae in interstellar space and modelling fission weapon detonation.

Q: Are fluid dynamics not found in other similar areas of study?

A: Yes.

Q: Are fluid dynamics the conservation laws, specifically, conservation of mass, conservation of linear momentum , and conservation of energy?

A: Yes, These are based on classical mechanics and are modified in quantum mechanics and general relativity.

Q: Are fluid dynamics not used in fluid statics?

A: Yes.