(Created 2009-08-11.)

FLUID MECHANICS | MMV211 |

**Aim**

The purposes of this course are to provide extended understanding of technical and fundamental relations and phenomena, and to provide a general survey of problem-solving methods, within the field of basic fluid mechanics.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to define shortly and/or clarify certain basic concepts, phenomena and measurement techniques in fluid mechanics
- have a comprehension of and be able to account for at some detail some basic and more advanced fluid relations
- have a comprehension of the mechanisms of flow resistance and flow-induced forces considering technical aero- and hydrodynamic design

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to assess reliability and accuracy of input data and calculated results
- be able to apply control volume analysis of the balances of mass and linear momentum, for stationary flow conditions
- be able to accomplish a complete dimensional analysis of a given dimensional problem
- be able to carry out elementary analysis of fluid drag and lift on immersed bodies, one- and two-dimensional compressible flow and one-dimensional open-channel flow, and a detailed fluid analysis of simple and multiple-pipe systems, at stationary, one-phase, incompressible conditions

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to demonstrate written communication skills that are well-structured, learning-oriented and illustrative (written examination, problem-solving and lab reports)

**Contents**

History and scope of fluid mechanics; integral relations for a control volume; differential relations for a fluid particle; dimensional analysis and flow similarity; viscous flow in ducts; measurement techniques; introduction to turbulence; boundary-layer flows; flow around slender and bluff bodies; potential flow; aerodynamic theory; compressible flow; open-channel flow

**Literature**

White, F. M.: Fluid Mechanics, 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill 2008. ISBN: 978-0-07-128645-9