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3 Credits
Fall term, even years
Lecture only

A first course in fluid mechanics such as ME 331

James Liburdy
310 Rogers Hall

Course Description

This course explores the fundamentals of fluid flow by developing the basic conservation equations for a continuum; develops flow descriptors based on kinematics; arrives at the Navier-Stokes equations and then examines the exact solutions for several important flows, both stationary and transient using similarity variables when possible.  Also included is an introduction to the vorticity description of flow.


  • Definition of continuum flows
  • Kinematics of fluid motion
  • Basic governing equations and relationships
  • Navier-Stokes Equation
  • Exact Flow solutions
  • Vorticity Dynamics