This topic offers the basic knowledge needed to understand and to be able model physical fluids in motion in both porous media (groundwater) and non-porous media (the ocean). Following an introduction to theoretical aspects, students can chose from different sets of practical exercises. One set focuses on flows in porous media with applications of Darcy's Law in several case studies. The other set deals with oceanic applications and a practical guide to write own computer-based model codes.
This topic aims to introduce students to physical laws applied to describe, understand and predict the behaviour of fluids in motion.