Fluid Mechanics
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to fluid mechanics and incompressible fluid flow. Includes principles of fluid statics, fluid dynamics, finite control volume and differential analysis of fluid flow, principles of scale models, and principles of internal and external flow.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
- Fluid Dynamics
- Finite Control Volume Analysis
- Differential Analysis of Fluid Flow
- Similitude and Dimensional Analysis
- Principles of Internal Flow in Pipes
- Principles of External Flow
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Develop an understanding of basic concepts in fluid mechanics such as viscosity and surface tension. also develop an understanding of static fluid principles, buoyancy, and flotation.
2. Understand and correctly apply the Bernoulli equation to dynamic fluid systems.
3. Understand fluid kinematic concepts of velocity field, acceleration field, and Reynolds Transport Theorem. Understand and correctly apply the continuity, momentum, and energy equations for finite control volumes.
4. Develop an understanding of the differential forms of the conversation equations for fluid flow.
5. Understand how to create appropriate scale factors for constructing scale models.
6. Understand fluid flow through piping systems.
7. Understand characteristics of external fluid flow, including concepts of lift and drag.
REQUIREMENTS: Grades: The weights assigned to various components of the course are shown below.
Homework 30%
Midterm Exams (2) 20% each
Final Exam 30%
Letter grades are assigned according to the following scale:
90 - 100% A
80 - 90% B
70 - 80% C
60 - 70% D
60% or less F
"Plusses" are given to the top 30 percent of a grading range (except for the 90 - 100 range) and "minuses" are given to the bottom 30 percent of a grading range.

Homework: A homework set is assigned for each chapter of the text that is covered in the course. Due dates for homework are listed in the course outline. Late homework is penalized 10% per day. You may discuss homework problems with other students, but the work you turn in should be your own.

Classroom Dress and Behavior: One of the missions of BYU-Idaho is to "maintain a wholesome academic, cultural, social, and spiritual environment." In order to fulfill this mission, all students are expected to abide by the BYU-Idaho honor code, including the Academic Honesty Policy and the Dress and Grooming Standards. Each student should ensure that his or her dress and behavior are consistent with these standards. Those who are not familiar with the BYU-Idaho honor code should refer to the course catalog for more information.

Exams: Two midterm exams and a final exam are given during the semester. The final exam is comprehensive.

Communication: Don't hesitate to communicate with the instructor via telephone, e-mail, or during office hours. It is important that questions and concerns are resolved and that all students have a positive experience in this course.

Disclaimer: The syllabus and class outline represent a tentative schedule for this course. However, be aware that changes, deletions, corrections, or additions to the schedule may be made during the course. Although you will be given advance notice, it is your responsibility to attend class and be aware of any such modifications to the course schedule.

Disabilities: Any special needs or disabilities should be discussed with the instructor during the first week of class so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Homework Guidelines: The homework sets assigned in this course are intended to help you learn the material as well as to help you acquire good problem solving skills. The following guidelines will help you develop good problem solving skills and will make it easier for a grader to evaluate your work.
a) Lable your homework. Include the following information at the top of the first sheet:
i. Name
ii. Date
iii. Class
iv. Homework Set
b) Use engineering paper or notebook paper (no "spiral" notebook paper). Engineernig paper is strongly encouraged, but not required.
c) Stapel multiple sheets.
d) Follow a structural process in solving problems. For example, you may write down:
i. What information is provided in the problem (including a sketch where appropriate).
ii. What information is needed (i.e. what does the problem ask for?).
iii. What governing equations or concepts will be used to solve the problem.
iv. Etc.
e) Show work! Don't just write down anwers - show steps of how you got there (follow structured approach like that described above). NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN IF WORK IS NOT SHOWN.
f) Work each successive problem or section BELOW the previous one. Leave space between successive problems, or work successive problems on separate sheets.
g) Box numerical answers.
h) Include units when applicable.
i) Be neat! Credit will not be given if grader cannot follow your work.
PREREQUISITES: Math 316 or Math 371, ME 204, Ph 123