CIVE 345

Fluid Mechanics

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. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Laminar and turbulent flow in pipes and pipe systems. Flow measurement.

Note:

  • *Indicates a 3 hour laboratory taken by students on alternate weeks.

Prerequisites:

Undergraduate course in Civil Engineering offered by the Faculty of Engineering.

Schedules:
Summer Fall Spring

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