# Fluid Mechanics

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## Topics

*Introduction:*basic definitions of fluid mechanics, fluid characteristics, viscosity, compressibility*.**Fluid statics:*pressure distribution in a fluid, manometry, force on planar and curved surfaces, buoyancy, rigid body motion.*Fluid kinematics:*Fluid velocity and acceleration fields: Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions, velocity field, streamlines, pathlines, streaklines, acceleration in a fluid.*Control-volume analysis*: Reynolds transport theorem, conservation of mass, momentum balance, angular momentum balance, conservation of energy, moving control volume, accelerating control volume, Bernoulli's equation.*Differential analysis:*exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations, stream function.

*Similitude:*dimensional analysis, Buckingham PI theorem (dimensionless groups), modeling.*Pipe flow:*laminar and turbulent flow (including transition), fully developed flow, losses, Moody diagrams, flow meters.*Flow around bodies*: elements of lift and drag, boundary layers, separation.

ME 3340 course taken at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

## Strategy

Lesson Learned: No need to study lecture mathematical derivations. Time is better spent understanding how to apply the equations. Discuss problems with an expert by attending tutoring sessions.

## Course Materials