ME 3350/5350: Fluid Dynamics

Course description

This is a first course in fluid dynamics for mechanical engineering students. By the end of this course, students will be able to: identify, recognize and define basic concepts in fluid mechanics, and apply those concepts to solve practical problems encountered in mechanical engineering and other engineering disciplines.

The topics to be covered include:
1. Introduction
2. Fluid statics
3. Control volume analysis
4. Local analysis
5. Potential flow
6. Dimensional analysis
7. Pipe flow
8. Boundary layers

Announcements

9/20/17

  • Review material for midterm 1 posted

  • Reynolds transport theorem animation posted

  • Handout 3.3 "Linear momentum balance (method) posted

  • Handout 3.3 "Linear momentum balance (example) posted

9/18/17
  • Hydrostatic force calculation recap posted
9/18/17
  • Chapter 3 "Control volume analysis" posted
  • Handout 3.1 "Continuity equation (method)" posted
  • Handout 3.2 "Continuity equation (example)" posted

Downloads

GENERAL MATERIAL


Course schedule (posted 8/7)

Syllabus (posted 8/7)

Midterm 1 review material (posted 9/20)
   

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION


Chapter outline (posted 8/7)

Handout 1.1 (posted 8/7)

Handout 1.2 (posted 8/7)

Handout 1.3 (posted 8/7)

Handout 1.4 (updated 8/24)

Handout 1.5 (posted 8/7)

Homework assignment 1 (posted 8/31)

Homework 1 solution (posted 9/8)

Chapter 1 recap (posted 9/7)

Homework assignment 2 (posted 9/8)

Homework 2 solution (posted 9/14)
       

CHAPTER 2: FLUID STATICS


Chapter outline (posted 9/5)

Handout 2.1 (posted 9/5)

Handout 2.2 (posted 9/7)

Handout 2.3 (posted 9/7)

Handout 2.4 (posted 9/7)

Recap (posted 9/12)

Handout 2.5 (posted 9/13)

Handout 2.6 (posted 9/13)

Handout 2.7 (posted 9/13)

Recap (posted 9/14)

Homework assignment 3 (posted 9/14)
 
Recap (posted 9/18)
   

CHAPTER 3: CONTROL VOLUME ANALYSIS


Chapter outline (posted 9/15)

Reynolds transport theorem animation
(posted 9/20)

Handout 3.1 (posted 9/15)

Handout 3.2 (posted 9/15)

Handout 3.3 (posted 9/20)

Handout 3.4 (posted 9/20)
       

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