Fluid Mechanics

Degree:

Code

Year/Semester

Local Credits

ECTS Credits

Course Implementation, Hours/Week

Course

Tutorial

Laboratory

NAME221

1718/Spring

3.5

5

3

1



Department

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Instructors

Asst.Prof. Murat ÖZBULUT

Contact Information

mozbulut@pirireis.edu.tr

Office Hours


Web page


Course Type

Compulsory

Course Language

English

Course Prerequisites

None

Course Category by Content, %

Basic Sciences

Engineering Science

Engineering Design

Humanities

30

45

25



Course Description

Fundamental concepts: Fluid as a continuum, velocity and stress fields. Fluid statics: The basic equations, hydrostatics force on a plane surface. Hydrostatic force components on a curved surface, buoyancy and stability. Differential analysis of fluid motion: Conservation of mass. Motion of a fluid element: Acceleration of a fluid particle, momentum eqn. Incompressible inviscid flow: Euler's equations, Bernoulli equation, applications. Unsteady Bernoulli equation. Irrotational flow: Velocity potential, stream function, plane flows. Dimensional analysis and similitude: Buckingham Pi theorem, applications. Flow similarity and model studies. Nondimensionalizing the basic equations. Internal incompressible viscous flow: Fully developed laminar flow. Flow in pipes and ducts: Turbulent velocity profiles, head loss. External incompressible viscous flow: Laminar boundary layer, turbulent flow. Fluid flow about immersed bodies: Drag, lift.

Course Objectives

1. To give the fundamental concepts of fluid as a continuum,
2. To acquire students with the solutions of problems related to various applications in hydrostatics,
3. To introduce the fundamental equations of inviscid incompressible flow,
4. To give handson experience of MATLAB applications in fluid mechanics,
5. To introduce the concept of dimensional analysis and its applications,
6. To acquaint students with the viscous flow and its diverse application areas.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will have a complete understanding of the following fundamental topics in engineering:
I. Solving hydrostatics problem involving vertical, inclined, and curved walls,
II. Using the fundamental formulas of inviscid incompressible flow in various applications,
III. Using MATLAB for some basic fluid mechanics problems,
IV. Performing dimensional problems for a range of fluid mechanics problems,
V. Learning the fundamentals of similarity and nondimensional analysis
VI. Solving pipeflow problems with head losses,
VII. Understanding the concept mass, momentum and energy conservation.
VIII. Learning the conditions of equilibrium and motion of a fluid element
IX. Learning the basics of lifting theory and flow past immersed bodies
X. Learning the background physics and mathematics of basic potential flow theory

Instructional Methods and Techniques


Tutorial Place

Classroom and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Coterm Condition


Textbook

White, F.M., Fluid Mechanics, McGrawHill, 1994.

Other References

1. Kundu, P.K., Cohen, I.M. and Dowling, D.R. “Fluid Mechanics”, 5^{th} Edition
2. Prandtl, L. and Tietjens, O.G., Fundamentals of Hydro and Aeromechanics, Dover Publications, Inc., 1957.
3. Prandtl, L. and Tietjens, O.G., Applied Hydro and Aeromechanics, Dover Publications, Inc., 1957.
4. Fox, R.W. and McDonald, A.T., Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Fourth edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1994.

Homework & Projects

Two problem sets and a term project.

Laboratory Work


Computer Use

MATLAB computer program will be used.

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