Mechanics of Fluids
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-1.5*-1
Properties of fluids. Basic flow analysis techniques. Basic concepts: velocity field, stress, flow patterns, classification of fluid motion. Fluid statics: pressure distribution; hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces; buoyancy and stability. Integral analysis of fluid motion: conservation of mass, momentum balance, energy balance. Laminar and turbulent flow in pipes and pipe systems. Flow measurement. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers, flow around bodies and drag.
Note: *Indicates a 3 hour laboratory taken by students on alternate weeks.
Prerequisites: MATH 200.
Undergraduate course in Mechanical Engineering offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.