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Course Details

Title Fluid Mechanics
Field of Study Natural science
Professor Chang-Hwan Choi (cchoi@stevens.edu)
Type Academic course
Delivery Type Online Track (100% online course): Real-time
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule Morning
Course code ISS1131
Course number 18004
Description

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, and turbo-machinery.

Objective

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.

Preparations

Differential Equations, Dynamics

Materials: Frank M. White, Fluid Mechanics, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2021

Materials
Evaluation
Assignment
30%
Attendance
10%
Final
30%
Midterm
30%
Lesson Plan
Class 1: Pressure Distribution in a Fluid: Hydrostatic Pressure and Forces
Class 2: Pressure Distribution in a Fluid: Pressure Distribution in Rigid-Body Motion, Pressure Measurement
Class 3: Integral Relations for a Control Volume: Conservation of Mass, The Linear/Angular Momentum Equations
Class 4: Integral Relations for a Control Volume: The Energy Equation, The Bernoulli Equation
Class 5: Differential Relations for Fluid Flow: Differential Equations of Mass Conservation, Linear/Angular Momentum, and Energy
Class 6: Differential Relations for Fluid Flow: Stream Function, Vorticity, Incompressible Viscous Flows
Class 7: Midterm exam
Class 8: Dimensional Analysis and Similarity: The Pi Theorem, Nondimensionalization of the Basic Equations, Modeling and Similarity
Class 9: Viscous Flow in Ducts: The Friction Factor, Laminar Fully Developed Pipe Flow
Class 10: Viscous Flow in Ducts: Turbulence Modeling, Turbulent Pipe Flow
Class 11: Viscous Flow in Ducts: Different Types of Pipe Flow Problems, Minor Losses in Pipe Systems, Multiple-Pipe Systems
Class 12: Flow Past Immersed Bodies: The Flat-Plate Boundary Layer Flow
Class 13: Flow Past Immersed Bodies: Experimental External Flows
Class 14: Turbomachinery: Pumps, Turbines
Class 15: Final Exam
Last Updated April 15, 2021
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