ME 401 Fluid Mechanics II
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
Steady-state energy equation
Incompressible viscous flow
F.M. White, Fluid Mechanics, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Several textbooks in Fluid Mechanics.
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.
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)
Use of software packages for evaluating compressible flow functions.
None (fluid mechanics laboratory experiments are included in ME 415).
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.