ME 311 Fluid Mechanics I
ME 311 Fluid Mechanics I (3). Prerequisite: ME 206 and ME 251. Characteristics of fluids, velocity fields, thermodynamic properties, viscosity. Pressure in a fluid and fluid statics. Conservation equations in integral form for a control volume and in differential form. Pipe flow.
Prerequisites by Topic
- Fluid properties
- Differential and integral calculus
- Vector analysis
- Statics, dynamics
B.R. Munson, D.F. Young, and T.H. Okiishi, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2006.
Y. Lian, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Course Learning Outcomes
This course provides students with a strong background in the fundamentals of incompressible fluid mechanics.
- Basic concepts (3 classes)
- Fluid statics (8 classes)
- Integral relations for a control volume (10 classes)
- Differential relations and conservation laws (9 classes)
- Viscous flow in pipes and ducts (9 classes)
- Examinations (3 classes and comprehensive final)
Three 50 minute sessions per week devoted to lecture, discussion, and problem solving.
Curriculum Criterion Contribution
Engineering science: 3 credits.
Relationship to Program Outcomes
This course supports Mechanical Engineering Department B.Sc. program objectives by developing:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve problems in the field of mechanical engineering.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning in the field of mechanical engineering.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for the practice of mechanical engineering.