Crosslisted at NE 331
Available Fall/Winter/Spring term
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MTH 254 or MTH 254H;
MTH 256 or MTH 256H;
ENGR 212 or ENGR 212H;
ENGR 311 or ENGR 311H or ME 311 or ME 311H or NE 311 or NE 311H
308 Rogers Hall
Introduction to the concepts and applications of fluid mechanics and dimensional analysis with an emphasis on fluid behavior, internal and external flows, analysis of engineering applications of incompressible pipe systems, and external aerodynamics.
The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:
- Formulate the principles of conservation of mass, momentum, energy and apply them to hydrostatics and to a variety of internal and external flows.
- Formulate solutions to flow problems using appropriate fluid properties (i.e., density and viscosity), flow conditions (i.e., laminar or turbulent), and coordinate representations, (i.e., Cartesian or cylindrical).
- Solve conservation equations using a systematic approach based on differential and integral analyses of these conservation equations. The analysis may include concepts of fluid friction, momentum-force relationships, lift and drag, boundary layer theory, and pipe network.
- Apply the principles of dimensional analysis and similitude to establish functional relations between important relevant parameters, and apply these to design of experiments. (Applications include lift, drag, and friction coefficients).
- Apply the fundamental and engineering concepts to design pipe flow networks including fluid machinery.