Fluid Mechanics I

Fluid Mechanics IHours: 3 0 3

Introduction to Fluids: Fluid behavior and properties, specific weight, viscosity, compressibility, vapor pressure, surface tension. Fluid Statics: Pressure at a point, pressure variation in a fluid at rest, measurement of pressure, hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, pressure variation in fluids with rigid body motion. Fluids Dynamics: Newton’s second law along and normal to a streamline, static, stagnation, dynamic and total pressure. Bernoulli’s Equation: The energy line and hydraulic grade line, velocity and acceleration field, control volume and system representation, Reynolds transport theorem. Conservation Equations: The continuity equation, conservation of momentum: Newton’s second law, The energy equation. Dimensional Analysis: Buckingham Pi Theorem, determination of Pi terms. Pipe flow: Fully developed laminar and turbulent flow, dimensional analysis of pipe flow.

Pre-requisites: MT101, ME212Co-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course