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ESCI 206 : Fluid Mechanics

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Fluid Mechanics
Physical characteristics of the fluid state. Fluid statics. Kinematics of fluid motion. Flow of an incompressible ideal fluid. The impulse-momentum principles. Similitude and dimensional analysis; fluid measurements.

The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics. The student will learn the basic properties of fluids, how the pressure varies in fluids at rest, how to apply the principles of conservation of mass, conservation of energy and balance of momentum (Newton's second law) to control volumes, how to obtain dimensionless groupings of parameters, how to use dimensionless groupings to model fluid flows, how to calculate pressure drops due to viscosity in pipe flow, and how to calculate lift and drag in external flow.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do:1. Describe a fluid both in terms of a molecular continuum and a substance which continuously deforms in the presence of a shearing stress.2. Perform a static analysis of the forces and moments acting upon an object which is submerged in a fluid.3. Correctly apply the concepts of conservation of mass, momentum and energy to determine the resultant flow characteristics about objects subjected to the flow.4. Calculate the effects of fluid friction (viscosity) on velocity and pressure distributionsassociated with bodies in a flow.5. Analyze both internal and external flow problems using a control volume formulation.6. Understand the basics of potential flows, and viscous flow using differential analysis of fluid flow.7. Formulate dimensionless groups of flow parameters to reduce the number of variables required to describe a flow situation.8. Calculate pumping requirements, head losses and flow rates for viscous fluid flow through pipes with varying surface roughness.9. Analyze the boundary layer characteristics of laminar and turbulent flows over immersed bodies.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:10. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical basis and modern need for standards/certificationbodies.11. Subdivide a project into manageable elements and then organize those elements into a finaldeliverable.12. Describe modern methods for evaluating end-result appropriateness versus customerrequirements.13. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis(where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Joon W. Lim - 4/1/2015
Dr. Brian Sanders - 4/1/2015
Dr. Bruce A. Conway - 4/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 4/1/2015
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