Definition and properties of fluids. Fluid statics. Manometers. Kinematics, stream lines, steak lines, path lines. The concept of System and Control Volume. Integral analysis. Continuity, energy, momentum equations. Ideal fluid flow, Euler and Bernoulli equations. Applications. Vorticity, velocity potential, stream function, Laplace equation. Real fluid flow, laminar, turbulent flow. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham theorem, similitude. Boundary layers
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Students are intended to become familiar with:
· Basic concepts of Fluid Mechanics
· Statics for incompressible fluids
· Equations of incompressible fluid dynamics: equation of continuity (differential and integral form) and equations of energy and momentum (integral form)
· Equations of incompressible ideal fluids (Euler and Bernoulli equations).
· Vorticity and potential flow
· Dimensional Analysis and Hydraulic Similitude
· Elements of Boundary Layer flow
Students are expected to develop the following skills:
· Ability to determine the pressure distribution in static fluids and to calculate forces on surfaces in contact with static fluids.
· Analyze fluid flow using control volume methods
· Ability to use elementary potential flow solutions
· Ability to use dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude.