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Fluid Mechanics II
INTER FLU MECH
CLASS CODE: ME 361 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Intermediate course in fluid mechanics. Review and extension of ideal (inviscid) fluid flow theory and models, including flow kinematics (pathlines, streamlines, streaklines, rate-of-strain, dilatation, and vorticity). Stream function and velocity potential in two-dimensional flows. Potential flow theory (flow past a cylinder, circulation, and lift). Laminar and turbulent momentum boundary layer flows. Lift and drag. Conservation laws and models in compressible fluid mechanics. Flows in nozzles. Isentropic, one-dimensional flows. One-dimensional flows (including friction and heat). Wave motion and shockwave phenomena and model equations (including oblique shocks and expansion waves). Applications to fluid machinery (analysis of pumps and turbomachinery). Introduction to experimental measurements in fluid mechanics. Introduction to computational fluid dyanmics.
TAUGHT: On demand - Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Fluid mechanics
- Flow phenomena
- Classic fluid theory problems
- Numerical and experimental studies
- Fluid processes
- Separation, vortex, formation, turbulence
- Technical reports
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Analyze engineering fluid mechanics problems using mathematical, numerical, and experimental approaches.
2. Evaluate flow phenomena using potential flow theory and/or differential equations of fluid mechanics.
3. Idenfity and describe the concepts, models, and results of exact mathematical solutions of classic fluid theory problems.
4. Analyze results with numerical and experimental studies.
5. Apply conservation principles to develop qualitative understanding of fluid processes.
6. Understand and describe separation, vortex formation, turbulence, and their roles in determining drag and lift.
7. Communicate effectively with oral and written technical reports.
REQUIREMENTS: Specified by instructor
PREREQUISITES: ME 360, Math 316, PH 123, ME 172, ME 315
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004