MECH 6334 - Fluid Mechanics, 4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): MATH 2074 with D or better *


Level: Upper

This course is an introduction to the theory and application of continuum fluid mechanics. Fluid properties and state relations are studied. Incompressible laminar and turbulent flows are investigated using control volume, Reynolds Transport Theorem, and momentum and energy equations. Navier-Stokes Equations are developed. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham Pi Theorem and modeling are covered. Flow rate, pipe sizing and minor losses in pipe systems are addressed. Compressible flow and gas dynamics are introduced and include topics in boundary layer theory, mach number, stagnation properties and shock waves. Turbomachinery, pumps and turbines are included. Weekly laboratory experiences address most of the above topics.