Introduction to fluids and flow. Topics include Fluid Properties, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Bernoulli Equation and Energy Analysis of Steady Flows, Reynolds Transport Theorem, Linear Momentum of Flow, Internal Flow (Laminar & Turbulent Flows, Flow Losses, Pumps), External Flow (Laminar & Turbulent Flows, Drag & Lift), Open Channel Flow
Fluid Mechanics is the study of fluids and physics of fluid motion. At the end of this class, students will learn principles of fluid mechanics and power with applications. Students will understand the classic mathematical model of fluids motion for laminar and turbulent, internal and external, and incompressible flows, including its applications and limitations. Students will also reinforce the necessary analytical skills to solve and analyze a variety of fluid mechanics and fluid power related problems. Students will learn how to appreciate and appropriately apply empirical data to solve turbulent flow problems.
Statics (Calculus 1 based), Calculus 3
Text Book: “Munson, Young, and Okiishi’s Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8th edition” by Philip M. Gerhart, Andrew L. Gerhart, and John I. Hochstein, Wiley