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Fluid Mechanics

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  • 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.


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