Syllabus: Fluid Mechanics

This is part of our Campus Spotlight on the Global Water Initiative at the University of Virginia.

 

Objective To provide an understanding of the basic principles governing the statics and dynamics of fluids, especially incompressible fluids.

The emphasis in the course is on the behavior of water, including closed conduit flows and open channel flows. It is hoped each student will gain proficiency with equations of energy, momentum and force as applied to fluids.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE: 

Aug 22 Introduction Syllabus, Chap. 1.1-1.9

Aug 24 Properties of Fluids Chap. 2.1-2.11

Aug 29 Fluid Statics – Pressure Chap. 3.1- 3.2

Aug 31 Manometry Chap. 3.3 1

Sept 5 Fluid Statics- Forces on Plane Chap. 3.4

Sept 7 Fluid Statics- Forces on Curved Surface More time for forces Chap. 3.5 2

Sept 12 Buoyancy Chap. 3.6, 3.8

Sept 14 Flow Concepts Chap. 4.1-4.3 Quiz?

Sept 19 The Bernoulli Equation Chap 4.5 is Euler’s do I need it? 3

Sept 21 Bernoulli Applications Chap. 4.6-4.7, 4.12

Sept 26 Control Volumes (Do I need tortured Chapter 5, maybe cavitation, but probably better descriptions of that in other texts) Chap. 5.1-5.2

Sept 28 TEST 1

Oct 5 Mass Conservation & Continuity Chap. 5.3-5.6 4

Oct 10 Momentum Chap. 6.1-6.2

Oct 12 Momentum Could use more time here Chap. 6.3-6.7 5

Oct 17 Energy Equations (less on this and next two) Chap. 7.1-7.4

Oct 19 Application of Energy Equation Chap. 7.5-7.7 6

Oct 24 Hydraulic and Energy Gradelines Chap. 7.8-7.9

Oct 26 Dimensional Analysis Chap. 8.1-8.10

Oct 31 Flow in Conduits; Darcy-Weisbach Chap. 10.1-10.3 7

Nov 2 Test 2

Nov 7 Turbulent Flow; Moody Diagram Chap. 10.4-10.7

Nov 9 Minor Losses; Non-circular Pipes Chap. 10.8-10.9 8

Nov 14 Pumps Pg 385-387; 10.11

Nov 16 Open Channel Energy; Uniform Chap. 15.1-15.3 9

Nov 21 Non-Steady Flow Chap. 15.4-15.5

Nov 28 Hydraulic Jumps Chap. 15.6, 15.8 10

Nov 30 Test 3

Dec 5 Review 11

 

These are syllabi of water courses or courses with significant water content from colleagues affiliated with the Global Water Initiative at the University of Virginia.

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Published on December 11, 2018.

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