AE412/ME411: Viscous Flow and Heat Transfer

Due to the pandemic, this course is offered online only. The class structure is as follows:

  • All lectures will be on zoom and recorded.
  • All students will have access to all recorded lectures.
  • All lectures will be given synchronously on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 11:50 am CDT (UTC-5). Note: Standard time (Central Standard Time (CST), UTC-6) starts November 1, 2020.
  • All assessments (e.g., homeworks, projects, exams) will be asychronous so that students taking this course from a different time zone will be fully supported.

The class information on the rest of this webpage is correct and up-to-date.

The class Zoom link is here. Note that access is restricted to people with @illinois.edu e-mails. You must sign into http://illinois.zoom.us or sign into the Zoom app with your @illinois.edu login.


Professor D. J. Bodony
4 hours
306C Talbot
10:00-11:50 am
bodony at illinois.edu
Office Hours
Continuously online via Piazza,
and online via Zoom by appointment.

Concorde taking-off from Heathrow airport.

Course description

Momentum and thermal transport in wall boundary-layer and free shear flows, solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations for heat conducting laminar and turbulent shear flows; similarity concepts; thermal boundary layers in ducts and high-speed aerodynamic boundary layers.

Recommended texts:

Other Recommended Texts

A large number of excellent textbooks are also available through the engineering library. They are:

Online discussions

Piazza will be used exclusively for online discussions of the class lectures, homeworks, exams, and so on. Please label your comments using the listed tags. Piazza enables mathematical formulas and code snippets to be included in each post with nice formatting; please learn how to effectively format here.

Homework, project, and exam submissions

We will compass2g for submissions. Here is the link to compass2g and AE 412/ME 411 will be available as one of your menu options. Please see the homework submission instructions for specific details.

Handouts, References & Homework

  1. Detailed syllabus
  2. Homework submission requirements
  3. Cartesian tensors and index notation
  4. Homework 1 (solution)
  5. National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
  6. Integral governing equations
  7. Homework 2 (due 22 Sep 2020 on compass2g)


Hosted on mediaspace. Note: you need to use your @illinois.edu to access the videos.

  1. 2020-08-25
  2. 2020-08-27
  3. 2020-09-01
  4. 2020-09-03
  5. 2020-09-08
  6. 2020-09-10
  7. 2020-09-15
  8. 2020-09-17

In-class notes

  1. 2020-08-25
  2. 2020-08-27
  3. 2020-09-01
  4. 2020-09-03
  5. 2020-09-08
  6. 2020-09-10
  7. 2020-09-15
  8. 2020-09-17

Old offerings of AE 412 & ME 411

NOTE: These are being provided as a courtesy. You are responsible for material only from the current term. Mistakes or omissions or missing materials within the below links will not be corrected.