Course Details

Title Fluid Mechanics
Field of Study Engineering
Professor hanyang (
Type Academic course
Delivery Method Offline (100% offline course):
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Course code ISS1131
Course number

This course introduces students to properties of a fluid, basic flow analysis techniques, fluid kinematics, hydrostatics, manometry, pressure distribution in rigid body motion of a fluid, control volume analysis, conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum, Bernoulli and energy equations, dimensional analysis, viscous flow in pipes, flow metering devices, external flows, estimation of lift and drag, turbo-machinery, open channel flow.

Week 1
Day 1 Introduction: The Concept of a Fluid, Thermodynamics Properties of a Fluid
Day 2 Pressure Distribution in a Fluid: Hydrostatic Pressure and Forces
Day 3 Pressure Distribution in a Fluid: Pressure Distribution in Rigid-Body Motion, Pressure Measurement
Day 4 Integral Relations for a Control Volume: Conservation of Mass, The Linear/Angular Momentum Equations

Week 2
Day 1 Integral Relations for a Control Volume: The Energy Equation, The Bernoulli Equation
Day 2 Differential Relations for Fluid Flow: Differential Equations of Mass Conservation, Linear/Angular Momentum, and Energy
Day 3 Differential Relations for Fluid Flow: Stream Function, Vorticity, Incompressible Viscous Flows
Day 4 Dimensional Analysis and Similarity: The Pi Theorem

Week 3
Day 1 Dimensional Analysis and Similarity: Nondimensionalization of the Basic Equations, Modeling and Similarity
Day 2 Viscous Flow in Ducts: The Friction Factor, Laminar Fully Developed Pipe Flow
Day 3 Viscous Flow in Ducts: Turbulence Modeling, Turbulent Pipe Flow
Day 4 Viscous Flow in Ducts: Different Types of Pipe Flow Problems, Minor Losses in Pipe Systems, Multiple-Pipe Systems

Week 4
Day 1 Flow Past Immersed Bodies: The Flat-Plate Boundary Layer Flow
Day 2 Flow Past Immersed Bodies: Experimental External Flows
Day 3 Turbomachinery: Pumps
Day 4 Turbomachinery: Turbines


1. You are able to analyze fluid mechanics problems involving hydrostatics.

2. You are able to demonstrate how to use fluid mechanics properties and parameters
including density, specific weight, viscosity, velocity, pressure, etc., while solving fluid
mechanics problems.

3. You are able to use control volume analysis and conservation of mass, conservation
of linear or angular momentum, Bernoulli equation, and/or conservation of energy to
solve fluid ow problems.

4. You are able to analyze external flow (drag and lift) problems.

5. You are able to analyze fluid mechanics problems involving turbomachinery (pumps
and turbines).

6. You are able to analyze fluid mechanics problems involving viscous flow in ducts.

7. You are able to use dimensional analysis (including Buckingham Pi theorem) for scaling
experimental results.


Textbook: Frank M. White, Fluid Mechanics, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015

Prerequisites: Differential Equations, Dynamics

Materials HISS Syllabus_Fluid Mechanics_Chang-Hwan Choi
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