MECH 345

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. 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.


Undergraduate course in Mechanical Engineering offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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