Mechanics of Fluids
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. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers, flow around bodies, lift and drag.
* Indicates a 3 hour laboratory taken by students on alternate weeks.