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

11/17/17

  • HW9 solution posted

  • HW10 assignment posted (due: 11/30)

11/16/17
  • Handout 6.4 "Scaling example" posted
  • Handout 6.5 "Common dimensionless groups" posted
11/3/17
  • Chapter 6 "Dynamic similarity and similitude" outline posted
  • Handout 6.1 "Method of repeating variables" posted
  • Handout 6.2 "Flow past a sphere example" posted
  • Handout 6.3 "Dynamic similarity example: flow in the aortic arch" posted
  • HW9 assignment posted (due 11/16)

Downloads

GENERAL MATERIAL


Course schedule (posted 8/7)

Syllabus (posted 8/7)

Midterm 1 review material (posted 9/20)

Midterm 1 review material solution (posted 9/28)

Midterm 2 review material (posted 10/26)

Midterm 2 review material solution (posted 11/3)
       

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)

Homework 3 solution (posted 9/21)

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)

Homework assignment 4 (posted 9/21)

Homework 4 solution (posted 9/28)

Recap (posted 9/26)

Recap (posted 9/26)

Handout 3.5 (posted 9/26)

Handout 3.6 (posted 9/26)

Handout 3.7 (posted 9/27)

Homework assignment 5 (posted 9/28)

Homework 5 solution (posted 10/25)

Recap (posted 10/2)

Handout 3.8 (posted 10/2)

Handout 3.9 (posted 10/2)

Handout 3.10 (posted 10/2)

Recap (posted 10/10)

CHAPTER 4: LOCAL FLOW ANALYSIS


Chapter outline (posted 10/2)

Handout 4.1 (posted 10/10)

Recap (posted 10/12)

Homework assignment 6 (posted 10/12)

Homework 6 solution (posted 10/19)

Recap (posted 10/17)

Handout 4.2 (posted 10/17)

Handout 4.3 (posted 10/17)

Handout 4.4 (posted 10/17)

Handout 4.5 (posted 10/17)

Handout 4.6 (posted 10/17)

Handout 4.7 (posted 10/17)

Recap (posted 10/19)

Handout 4.8 (posted 10/19)

Homework assignment 7 (posted 10/19)

Homework 7 solution (posted 10/26)

Handout 4.9 (posted 10/24)

Supplementary handout (posted 10/24)

Homework assignment 8 (posted 10/26)

Homework 8 solution (posted 11/3)

CHAPTER 5: IRROTATIONAL INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOWS ABOUT 2D BODIES


Chapter outline (posted 10/24)

Handout 5.1 (posted 10/30)

Handout 5.2 (posted 10/30)

Handout 5.3 (posted 10/30)

Handout 5.4 (posted 10/30)

Homework assignment 9 (posted 11/9)

Homework 9 solution (posted 11/17)
     

CHAPTER 6: DYNAMIC SIMILARITY AND SIMILITUDE


Chapter outline (posted 11/9)

Handout 6.1 (posted 11/9)

Handout 6.2 (posted 11/9)

Handout 6.3 (posted 11/9)

Handout 6.4 (posted 11/16)

Handout 6.5 (posted 11/16)

Homework assignment 10 (posted 11/17)
     

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