MEC 516 Fluid Mechanics I

Dimensions and units, continuum fluid mechanics. Properties of fluids. Fluid statics, the standard atmosphere. Manometry and pressure measurement. Forces on submerged planes. Flow characteristics: laminar and turbulent flow, steady and unsteady flow, streamlines. Flow analysis: control volume/control system and differential approaches for mass, momentum and energy conservation. Applications of the conservation equation, Euler and Bernoulli equations. Dimensional analysis, similitude and model testing. (2 hr. Lab every other week) Lect: 3 hrs./Lab: 1 hr. Prerequisites: MEC 311, MTH 141, MEC 222, MTL 200, PCS 213, and MTH 309 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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