# ME 401 Fluid Mechanics II

### Catalog Description

ME 401 Fluid Mechanics II (3). Prerequisite: ME 311 and ENGR 205. A continuation of ME 311. Dimensional analysis and similitude, viscous flow and boundary -layer theory, potential flow theory, introduction to compressible flow, fluid meters and turbomachinery.

### Prerequisites by Topic

- Conservation of mass and linear momentum
- Euler's equations
- Steady-state energy equation
- Vector calculus
- Incompressible viscous flow

### Textbook

F.M. White, Fluid Mechanics, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2003.

### Reference

Several textbooks in Fluid Mechanics.

### Coordinator

M.K. Sharp, Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

### Course Learning Outcomes

Students will complete their study of basic principles of fluid mechanics, and become familiar with various practical engineering applications through problem solving exercises. These applications include: flow in pipes and ducts, external flow over immersed objects such as airfoils, high-speed compressible flow in ducts, nozzles, and diffusers, and turbomachinery flow.

### Topics Covered

- Review of basics (2 classes)
- Dimensional Analysis (4 classes)
- Boundary layer theory and experimental external flow (7 classes)
- Potential flow theory (8 classes)
- Compressible flow (12 classes)
- Turbomachinery (6 classes)
- Examinations (3 classes)

### Computer Use

Use of software packages for evaluating compressible flow functions.

### Laboratory Projects

None (fluid mechanics laboratory experiments are included in ME 415).

### Class/Laboratory Schedule

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.