Fluid mechanics tutorials in GKS supported FORTRAN

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Virginia Tech


The purpose of this thesis was to develop a collection of fluid mechanics tutorials written in FORTRAN for the IBM PC. These programs are an improvement on existing software, covering more subjects that are typically covered in introductory and intermediate courses, and including improved graphics capabilities through the implementation of the Graphical Kernel System, or GKS.

Fluid mechanics topics and GKS are brought together to form a package of 30 interactive programs in fluid mechanics. The thesis includes two chapters devoted to the Graphical Kernel System, and a sample program designed to serve as a tutorial to introduce the user to GKS.

Each fluid mechanics program covers a specific topic and is given its own documentation in the thesis. Background information as well as program operations are discussed. "I Shall Return." - General Douglas MacArthur when asked of his desire to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of the Philippines